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Nov 25

What types of firewood should you use?

When starting a fire, what kind of wood should you use? Each wood species is unique in its ability to burn, so there are many choices. Here are some of the most commonly available firewood species.


Oak is a well-known hardwood species. However, it must be seasoned for two years before it may be used. Oak's long-lasting appeal is diminished if it isn’t properly seasoned.


A properly seasoned oak tree is a good choice for homeowners. It produces very little smoke or sparks and can be burned intensely for long periods. It is also popular for wood-burning stoves.



Ash radiates a constant, glowing glow. Ash is very easy to split, emits heat well, and has a low odor. This wood produces very few sparks so it is safe for indoor firepits.


This wood has a low moisture level. This wood takes less time to season, making it more affordable than other hardwoods.



Cherry wood is highly sought after for furniture manufacturing, so it can sometimes be difficult to find firewood made from this species.

Cherry Firewood Tucson can be a wonderful choice. It produces little smoke and has a pleasant aroma. Cherry wood can be used as firewood within one year.


Cherry wood is not able to burn at a very high temperature. You can still get enough heat to heat a room.



Hawthorn is hard to split, but it can be burned well with high heat. This makes hawthorn a great choice for heating your home in colder areas.

These trees share many similarities with apple, cherry, and pear trees. It is dense, hard, and fine-textured.



The hazel tree produces delicious nuts. The flexible wood of the hazel tree is ideal for making garden furniture and stakes.


It is simple to split hazelwood, and it burns long with high heat. It can also be used to make firewood.



Beech is high-water content so it should be properly seasoned before being used for firewood. When properly dried, beech burns well. It can be used to make charcoal, which can keep the heat for several hours.


This wood's bark will not flake, so it won't cause any damage to your yard or home-like other hardwoods.


These trees are very invasive and can make it difficult to find firewood. These chips are excellent for smoking meats and making Budweiser beer.



Yellow birch and black birch are the best trees for making fires. The wood's dense fibers are resistant to fire and will burn at high heat for hours.


These birch scents are great when they're used indoors. The smell of yellow birch is sweet and wintergreen. Black birch's aroma is more pleasant. Yellow Birch will need to be seasoned for a longer time than the others. Two years is the minimum. White Birch is an excellent choice for making kindling because it is light and easy to light. It is not recommended for use as firewood.


The thin bark of white Birch is water-resistant and paper-like. This makes it a good choice for camping in either cold or wet environments. This makes white birch take longer to dry.



Alder trees are a type of birch tree that grows quickly. They are also the most popular woods used for making charcoal.


Since it grows so fast, it's also a great choice for environmentally-conscious homeowners. Alder can be mixed with dense hardwoods like oak, maple, or beech to make firewood.



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