Wood Burning BTU Chart
Some of the most common trees Million BTU's Chart
Why you need to know wood species
Oak contains about 25 million BTU's
For good winter heat you will need a good winter wood.
yrs to live
|Aspen Quaking||15||Worst of the worst avoid if possible see image lower left||1 plus years|
|Apple||23||Don't waist in the wood stove great for barbeques|
|Ash White||25||A great firewood but don't be fooled it needs to season|
|Ash Green||20||Another great firewood be sure to season|
|Ash Black||19||Another great firewood be sure to season|
|Birch Paper||25||Look for conks or mushrooms (heart rot) Use um up|
|20||Bark is very smooth and white. Use um up they are not long lived in northern climate||1 plus years|
|Box Elder||18||Not a bad wood when split you can usually see red streaks|
|Cottonwood||14||cut early spring or fall|
Worst of the worst
|Elm American||19.5||Cut the standing dead and use same year if the bark peels off|
|Elm Red||22||Lucky find when you can get this stuff|
|Kentucky Coffee||22||75+||1 plus years|
|Oak, Bur||25||If you find one of these trees and it's healthy let it be, your great great great great great children will enjoy its shade||400+||1 plus years|
|Osage Hedge||33||If you can find it let it age for a year||1plus years|
I give this wood 2 years to season when first setting
out to season you need to give it a lot of air or mold will start to develop.
Cut split and pile, stacking after a good summer in the sun.
Some say the wood has a stink when burned, I found after 2 years in the pile its a good burning wood with mild wood smoke smell.
I have used the wood for cooking it gives meat a nice mild smoke flavor.
Will be trying it in the smoker this winter.
Some small pops with small sparks. not many.
|Willow, Black||14||Cut into rounds 16" to 18" let it set over winter and through to the next winter then split and use it up that year, Willow goes bad quick, not good for storing.||1 plus years|
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