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FAQs

1 Q: Why burn firewood?

A:

  1. You won't get a more intense heat source than firewood and when the wood burns out, the normal house will stay warm for hours as compared to fossil fuels and wood pellets.
  2. It is a renewable energy resource.
  3. Unlike the burning of fossil fuels like gas or oil, burning firewood releases no more harmful greenhouse gases than would be produced were the wood to simply rot on the forest floor. click here for more info
  4. It produces a comforting atmosphere in the home.
  5. It's cheaper heat. Price comparisons chart click here.

2 Q: What time of year should I order?

A: You can order green wood anytime, but the earlier in the year you order, the drier your wood will be for the upcoming year. We generally sell out of dry wood at some point during the late fall or winter, depending on the demand. It is certainly best to get your wood in before the rains.

3 Q: How much firewood should I expect to burn?

A: A well insulated 1,700 sq. ft. home with an efficient stove can be exclusively heated on 2 cords per year very comfortably with the home never getting below 68 degrees. even on the coldest mornings. A cord of wood is 128 cubic feet stacked- approximately 600 pieces of 16" wood.

4 Q: What size wood do you sell?

A: Our normal size that fits in most stoves and easy to handle is 15” - 16” in length, and pieces are split with no diameter over 7”. However you may custom order between 11” - 22” in length and any diameter you wish, but very small wood is time consuming and a bit costly.

5 Q: How does bark burn?

A: Bark actually has more heat value than the wood. However it leaves a lot of ash. We try to pick out as much bark as possible when loading. If the wood is very dry or the trees were fallen in the Spring, the bark tends to fall off during delivery and dumping.

6 Q: I called in an order and my phone call has not been returned. Why?

A: We don't have an office employee, and at certain times of the year we'll get 15 - 20 orders / day and we get way behind. After a long and exhausting work day we tend to put off returning calls until the weekend. But we do have the firewood so please be patient, or feel free to call back.

7 Q: Any starting tips?

A:

  1. Keep your wood out of the rain.
  2. Ample air supply or draft is needed. This may involve cleaning your stove-pipe.
  3. You may occasionally have pan drippings such as hamburger or bacon grease. A little of that goes a long way for starting damp wood.
  4. If you are having problems, preheating the stove by starting a little newspaper will make your wood start easier.

8 Q: How dry is the cheaper "Partially Seasoned" wood?

A: This can some times be the best deal going, but it depends on how dry our logs are, and that varies. This discounted price on our partially seasoned wood is due to the time and labor saved by processing the firewood directly from the log to the delivery truck, rather than precutting and storing it. Sometimes we have some very dry logs in the yard, making it the best deal. So please call and ask. See video for explanation on starting and drying partially seasoned wood