, how much does a chord of juniper firewood cost, Your email address will not be published. It burns clean and hot. A cord is 128 cubic feet of stacked wood. They put out some tremendous heat . You can click on the different types of firewood in the chart to learn more about them. I have been clearing land of cottonwood for a hay meadow in Central Kansas and I decided to burn it. i would be interested to see how it works, i cut up and split probably half a cords worth of it. I’m guessing that the Hemlock that I can get is eastern soft wood correct 15.9? It is native to both northeast and central China and Taiwan. My grandfather told that with him carrying wood in all winter and grandma hauling out the ashes … he never saw her all winter !! They have a wierd looking fruit that is bright green and and can be as big as a cantaloupe and just as heavy. Back in the day they used to use the limbs for fence posts and the wood would last decades in the ground with out rotting. It smells great too . A lot of people don’t burn it so it is plentiful. Thanks! Every year we have to cut several down. It is much heavier than air dryed spruce and black burned bark has fallen off after time so it is clean to cut & process … any one know BTU ofthis fire killed spruce v. air dried spruce ? Is apple wood a good firewood? WE MADE BARTOPS, SHELVES, AND FENCING OUT OF IT (PRIMO FOR THOSE, AS THE GRAIN IS VERY PRETTY AND CONTRASTING). Here's one example: If you look at a BTU chart, it has either the highest or 2nd highest rating of all wood that grows in the US. does anyone know wht the heat value of tulep poplar is, I just cut down I believe it is sumac? All firewood has about the same BTU per pound. I’m new to burning wood in an open fireplace. I am planning on doing a little experiment to find out which wood is best for campfires and fire pits. Like some other fruitwoods, however–particularly mulberry–they are difficult to set on fire. A few other elders like black locust . I don’t have the ratings for that maple, but you can always weigh it and get a general idea that way. I was constantly feeding the stove and it wouldn't sustain an overnight burn. According to wikipedia bradford pear trees originally come from China. Cheers fellow wood burners! Thanks for posting the list of firewood species & specs. The tree of heaven can be used as a firewood. It is impossible to split when green and easy when dry, but unless special precautions are taken it’ll rot rather than season. You are using an out of date browser. For example a Eucalypt that is similar in size and appearance to live oak is E moluccana ( grey box ) it grows in iron stone reliying on 12 inches of rain per year and at 3% moisture content weighs 9,856 pounds per cord how many BTU’S would that equate to , or what about Waddy wood ( Acacia peuce ) it grows in the outback and at 3% moisture content weighs 13,112 pounds per cord and relies on one inch of rainfall per year what would its BTU output be ? I use a LOT of hemlock because I have 10 acres of hemlock woods and trees come down in storms and have to be cleaned up. I primarily have Red Oak, Black Cherry, American Elm, Red Maple, Locust, Hickory, Cottonwood, Poplar, growing in the woods. China Northern Cal checking in, renovated an old homestead 5 years ago and have been clearing doug fir and california bay laurel for fire safety zone around the house. I have no empirical data, but for us they have given decent heat. I do know the tree I burned had a bad aroma . It is light when green and even lighter when dry. i have limited trees myself but know a lot of farmers here in north central Indiana. Range of burning properties of the Australian eucalypts covers the full spectrum (and don’t even bother with wattles). I have burned Ailanthus for several years. Tree of heaven is a plant. The wood will not keep very well even on a rack I have had it rot out. These charts will give you the amount of energy per cord of wood for some of the most common firewood species. I’ve burned a lot of it in the last 35 years. The one that puts on what is called hedge apples, eaten by squirrels. It burns as hot as h_ll . But since softwoods are usually so much less dense than hardwoods, the total energy in softwoods are usually much less than hardwoods. its stacked out back now, i figure it could be used in the fire pit if nothing else. Fresh cut it has a sap like a pine in the outer bark but overall it contains a lot of water depending on the time of year it is cut. I first came here and posted in 2010 . Good for getting the fire going really quick. I am planting osage orange, black walnut, sassafrass, and black locust. We just felled 12 mature ash trees – 12 to 24 inches in diameter, and are now bucking them up and splitting them. A cord is 128 cubic feet but in any stack of wood there will be air space between the pieces. From these areas, tree-of-heaven has spread and become a common invasive plant in urban, agricultural, and forested areas. i have burned firewood about 34 years and it is obvious the people who compiled the listings here have never used firewood for heat [ college educated idiots ] and i feel sorry for the people who can’t recognize fools at point blank range!! It was planted in US cities because of the ability to grow in polluted environments. We just called them hedge trees. They are invasive and grow very quickly. Probably about 5 btus per cord. This is also the order I would rate them. It throws sparks so only should be used in stoves that can be closed. It does get hotter than the Red Oak and leaves hot coals. I’d like to see a table with all of these parameters listed by species. It is heavy, splits easy, dries easy, and does not rot if kept dry. But the common name aptly applies due to it’s obvious high density and/or hardness…probably how it got the common name in the first place. I have found a good way to make charcoal if your a pyro maniac / fire bug like me. The latter is superabundant here, but is the “devil itself to split”. It burns with a big bright flame then turns into a big bed of red hot coals that burn forever . If it’s more … The fireplace is rated at a whopping 25% efficient! The tight grained old growth Douglas Fir is as about as good as it gets.Put two big blocks on Your fire at night,button it down good,and when You open it in the morning You’ll find a big,beautiful bed of coals—but stand back,because when the air hits it,it will ignite big time!!! You are correct Bill, wood has about the same BTU per weight. I get up in the morning and heat our little berm home from 66-67 to 71-74 degrees with cottonwood and red elm in an hour and a half with cottonwood providing the bulk of the heat. Hardwoods, ideally should be two years old, but one year is a minimum in the northeast. 🙂. my back yard, and all of northern california would like to respectfully disagree. Hey Mikee, your right, red oak goes fast and so does beech and elm. I have old growth straight grain cedar I cut in the early 90’s for kindling and it’s still as good as the day I cut it. Burns with a big bright flame and burns sorta slow . mine was free with easy access since it was in my flat mowed back yard LOL. I have a large sweet gum tree blown over by a storm. I just split and stacked 4 yr supply of silver maple, so I’m sorry to see how low its BTU rating is. However, someone told me that buckthorn burns so hot you have to be careful your wood-burner doesn’t crack. Go fast on the oak. The coals cook a mean hot dog after a few brews. Not good for firewood but great for woodworking. Also, their is plenty of it and nobody burns it so is always available and helps to conserve my hardwood. In Kansas we used a wood called hedge. The aspen and spruce burn quickly and hot which works well with my boiler’s aquastat and powered vent system – when the water cools below 175F, the fan kicks on and the easy starting, fast burning “junk” wood flames up quickly which works well to maintain a constant water temp at 180F – maintains the set point and keeps the control loop tight. I have 4 of them that I want to cut down. I heard somewhere that most of the ash comes from the bark. Maybe the aroma will get better with age after seasoning this summer . Just look for a barkless dead tree in a fence row . BARK SEEMS OAKLIKE. Just curious what kind of energy we are getting from them compared to the cords of hardwood we buy. Wood heat seems to be medicinal especially on cold, wintry days. TOH tends to be a city tree imported and planted. It was first brought to the United States in 1784. Any advice as to species, training, harvest and also seasoning of smallish diameter limbs, or direction to such information, would be much appreciated. The, shall we say, heartwood on these things burns very well, puts out a lot of heat and does NOT stink. Tree-of-heaven provides shade, medicine, wood, clothing, and food for humans. A deciduous tree up to 80 feet tall with compound leaves that resemble native sumac and walnut species. Here are some pictures of what I believe is a "tree of heaven"(or he!! Don’t even bother. Then there is Vine Maple—some of THE toughest wood I have ever encountered!!!! I found this post looking for some information on burning Tree of Heaven...so forgive the old post resurrection. Walnut (black) rates at 21.50/cord, my information is provided by Pocket Reference by Thomas J Glover printed in September 2006 ( 18th edition ). http://www.dof.virginia.gov/.../pub_...tilization.pdf, http://www.arboristsite.com/firewoo....../pub_Ailanthus-Control-and-Utilization.pdf. (Also, a number whose seed pods are only opened by bushfires.). If you can, sell it and save the $$$ to buy fresh 1 yr old wood later on from someone else. I have a Russian Olive that I cut down about 4 months ago and has been sitting in 100F weather for three weeks. i think it’s red pine or red elm.. i live in central nm in the foothills of the rocky mtns,our primary firewood is shaggy bark juniper..we just call it scrub cedar..and there are several distinct kinds,yellow-grows extremely slow burns verry hot,red-softer burns up faster-aligator bark juniper-the softest of the 3 less btu…then we have pinyon…i dont burn this wood because it plugs my heat exchange unit up..dosent put out much heat and smokes like crazy..then there is scrub oak…it burns about the same as any kind of oak..pine and fir..blue spruce..no heat..chineese elm..hard to split little more heat than red scrub cedar..not much..so as far as firewood goes i would give the shaggy bark juniper the highest rating..i also have a house by lake texoma in tx right in the middle of an emense hardwood forest..oak..hickory..maple..american elm..birch..ect..ect..and when im there i burn mostly yellow oak..and hickory,but i like the juniper from nm much better..i dont think the btu rating this chart has for it is correct..im sure its not, i saw a coment on salt cedar above,what you are burning is juniper..or scrub cedar,salt cedar is a completely diferent kind of wood altogether..it grows along the riverbanks of nm and arizona..and i think its scrub syacamore..sorry about the spelling..but it is a verry hard wood..not sure of its btu rating..but i would still rather burn the scrub cedar..or juniper as they call it..salt cedar grows close to water,along with chineese elm and cottonwood in the lower elivations of the two states it does burn quite hot though..im prety sure its a kind of syacamore..close to the btu russian olive would produce..also fine wood for burning, im fron centeral missouri and our elm american or red will not burn in fact it is called p*** elm for reason. 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Contains some non native species that can be found in the West. Apparently Magnolia is very similar to Tulip Poplar. Split these sections into sticks. Tree of Heaven, commonly known as, ailanthus, or in Standard Chinese as chouchun, is a deciduous tree in the Simaroubaceae family. The only problems with it are that it throws a ton of sparks and is not good for a fireplace for that reason and when cured it is harder than a hub to hell and next to imposible to split by hand. For the very old man. If the other place comes through, I have a big source of free Christmas trees (on steroids), which I believe are mostly white pine. The trees themselves (leaves etc.) burning solid fuel !! Does anyone have any experience with gum? Another opinion added to the interwebs… Cheers, Happy Burning. The greatest downside to using it is the abundance of tree sap that adheres to one’s gloves during the cutting and stacking process. I’ve also heard this about black locust, which I also burn. My favorite wood to burn, has always been standing dead elm. It is a decent fuel, but very heavy when green and very light when dry. My neighbors complemented on the smell of it .It’s great cooking wood too . I live in Washington State,and We have a lot of conifers here! If some of the wood is used for construction, there is a net decrease in CO2 from the activity. The most popular color? I have the square footage of space in the house but what zone do i need so I can purchase the right sized wood stove? I have a few standing dead pin oaks. cajun, Any BTU rating for Russian olive? The Btu rating for Almond varies from 29 to 32, why the variance? Ash is the only wood I’ve ever been able to burn streight off the tree (dried for 1 week or less) everything else I try to let dry for at least 5 years. As such, glass doors are essential to preventing a fire in your living room. The growth rings seem tight for a "weed" tree, the face isn't "fuzzy" like a lot of softer woods get when it's cut and running your finger nail across the face seems like decent stuff. They are trying to sell products and asking to be paid through Zelle or Venmo leaving users … This comparison has live oak at 36.6 and Eucalyptus at 34.5 BTU’S Eucalyptus is a very broad term does this refere to the gum species that grow in California ? This topic was started in 2013, and I posted in 2014, on my experience with the Tree of Heaven as firewood. Latest data that I’ve read is that seasoned softwoods causing creosote problems is baloney. Looked through posts and didn’t see if there was any mention of the BTU’s of a Norway Maple. The apple is a good secret that most wood burners never thought of . The cons are , no coal bed in the morning and it burns down a bit faster than the ash but it puts out real good heat. White and red oak burn well. As with most BTU charts I have seen available, some of the numbers may be a little off, but are in the general ballpark. I live on the west slope too and have found that oak, even when protected, doesn’t keep that well, unlike cedar, pine, fir, or lodgepole. I can’t find any information anywhere on bradford pear btu either. I have pictures of him with an electric pole saw (he’s deathly afraid of power equipment)cutting 2″ diameter branches on the ground !!! At ~$75/ton which is about the same dimension size as a cord of wood, it has about 6-7X the btu value of any cord of wood. For some unknown reason, the tree that many people call "tree of heaven" or "paradise tree" after its Chinese local name, was brought to North America from the Far East in the late 1700s. I live in Mn and it smells just like fresh cut oak. As long as it’s dry it will burn and put out enough heat to make it worth it since you don’t have to buy the wood. It's shoulder season wood at best...goes up like a fart in a stiff wind. Light it then put the wet wood on top and watch the water and steam spew out of the ends . When the tempreture drops to single digits or below zero the BTU output keeps my home comfortable, I also like the shagbark hickery. I have burned them in that past and would like to know if anyone knew the BTU value of these trees? Oak is also great for grilling over an outdoor fire. Iv’e only ived here for the last 4 years, It should have been pruned back many years ago but now to late and needs to be cut down. Immigrants later introduced tree-of-heaven to the West Coast in the 1850s. They had a good mid-size flame and burned a long time. Very hard to split, but more importantly it doesn’t burn well at all. Love reading the comments from Andy. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. If I can find ratings for those I will add them too. I live in the midwest southern iowa have burned firewood for most of my life,and have discovered that different woodstove set ups heat better using different wood. We love it it burns slower and longer so we don’t have use our wood as fast. But have found fore killed spruce / pine that had topsburned off in forest fire but roots kept sending sap to tree gives best heat ! I will definitely cut more hickory, beech and oak . Many use digger pine as it is reasonably priced, but requires that yearly clean out. Isn’t it just as simple as – the more lbs of wood that your shove in the hole, the more heat you get? Bandit~ I’ve heard that burning a little cedar occasionally will help remove soot from stovepipes and chimneys. I have been told that gum trees and pine trees will clog up a chimmney I’m in California, about 3800 ft up the west side of the Sierra Navadas. Maybe a little more BTU’s than cottonwood . We collect it as “down and dead” firewood when we are cutting western juniper (J.occidentalis), mostly on B.L.M. I found that if you have some green (wet) wood and want to have a campfire go to your local hardware store and buy a duraflame fire log . Don’t worry about the ashes your stove produces. Nice transitional forest on our 20 acres includes black oak, manzanita, live oak, firs, oaks and cedars. MY PREFERENCE would be the DR flywheel special.. Man that thing smokes with efficiency. I HAVE to burn green to keep from feeding it all day. thanks. Does anyone else have experience burning buckthorn in a wood stove? Burns hotter than any wood I have ever seen, is becoming rare and may be protected in some areas. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Fully-grown, tree-of-heaven can be up to 60-70 feet tall. Anyone who thinks it’s crappy has either failed to keep it dry, not split it small enough or burned it green. The black oaks just had too many leaves in that Nov and the snow was too heavy. Mulberry has a rateing of (1) unit million btu, 25.80/cord That's a good use for a nasty invasive species, IMO. We used to call them hedge apples. I’m thrilled to read about mulberry’s quallities–there’s alot of that here in WI, Hi Gang! Would it be possible to post the btu value for Monterey Pine? I have not found it listed anywhere as rated for firewood and was wondering if it would produce enough heat to make it worthwhile for use in the fireplace. I’m here in S.E. Unlike other members of the genus Ailanthus, it is found in temperate climates rather than the tropics. The aroma is pleasant too . but apperntly most people never heard of this VERY HARD AND VERY VERY HEAVY WOOD. https://firewoodresource.com/firewood-btu-ratings/ try this RLB. Here in suburban MD (1/2 way between DC and Balt. all our needs now,and for a few more years,sad business. Redgum is differentiated from just about all other Australian woods for firewood, for its lasting and heat, and difficulty to get going. Keeps for a couple years at best. I had about 10 mid-size logs of the black locust I burned . The speices discussion boils down to one quantitative parameter, I.e. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. The furnace didn’t come on all day. Throw the Ailanthus away. Seasoned and dry and I’m out there every three hours. What wood would you say it is similar to on the b.t.u. Someone asked about Avacado. If the tree is a seedling, you can pull it out by the roots. I prefer dry red elm and seasoned thorny locust. Creosote cannot form in such an environment. It was cut 4 month prior to burning in the winter . Be sure to have a good roaring fire the whole time the wood is cooking and make sure the wood that is being used for charcoal is well seasoned .The greener the wood the less charcoal will be produced and it will greatly increase the production time.My next batch will be made using a 55 gal drum to hold the wood for charcoal and I will make a concrete block kiln to hold my fire.This should make about 50 -75 lbs of hickory pecan mix charcoal. Brings back a lot of memories of cutting firewood with my grandpa. I have done a lot of research over the last few months on the best wood here in the mid-south (west Tennessee). I know growth ring spacing doesn't always mean it's more dense but it usually seems to help. It is quite old and is hanging over mine and my neighbors drive ways. It’s abundent where I live – Northern MN. I am allergic to Russian Olive when it is growing. Chinquapin and Dogwood are common here in Ohio. So, I’m of the opinion that there is no “best firewood” – it really depends on your application and how you value the qualitative aspects of each speicies. Tree-of-heaven is a food for honeybees worldwide. Thanks. Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) I have to say, I’ve tried Red Oak and not impressed. The good news is that virtually all of the time, they say yes. My wife and I are renovating an old NE farmhouse in Massachusetts. After seeing this list, I now understand why live oak dulls my chainsaw blades so quick. As previously stated by others, forget ANY cottonwood, only one or two sticks at a time for Manzanita as it is super hot. I think these charts are the more accurate of the many charts. The wood is locally used for charcoal and firewood. Personally, the best wood in the world is whatever I can get my hands on. You must log in or register to reply here. (Sir Douglas Menzizii) He really didn’t know how to classify it because it had characteristics of fir and also of hemlock so he called it Pseudo(false) tsuga (hemlock)so it is really not fir at all or hemlock? I have never seen one 4' DBH as the wood is weak and usually the tree fails long before they get that big. The smaller stuff makes a great campfire for cold weather, putting off a blue flame and tons of heat. Would I still be allergic to it or was that just to its pollen? Cal., I really miss having Live Oak and Eucalypyus to burn. : 'foul smelling tree'), is a deciduous tree in the family Simaroubaceae. I got a load of osage orange once and while it burned great, lots of coals, it also seemed to produce a lot of ashes. There are varieties of those species in the Eastern US but there are also varieties on the west coast. Then fill it with fist size chunks of natural wood , then put the lid on . I live in Wisconsin now and have never seen one up here. But in my opinion any kind of wood is worth cutting up and burning as long as it isn’t totally rotten or anything. Just split 3 cords of white oak and 2 cords of red oak to season for next year. Firewood: The Virginia Dept. I’m in Northwest Washington; originally from Southwest PA. We have lots of cedar, fir, hemlock, silver maple, oak, and madrona. Here is a link to a site that I found a couple of years ago.http://www.demesne.info/Garden-Help/Trees-Shrubs/Firewood-hard.htm I have an old Black Bart insert and have found that in mid atlantic East coast, the oaks rule (Esp. Had it rebuilt for speed and efficiency but yet to use it. Lots of oak available here, but I still take what I can get. if it does not stay at – 30,40 C . Its all from WI. Once burning it will not go out, so it is also commonly used for hog roast pits. Any comment when compare to other oaks>, how much does a chord of juniper firewood cost, Your email address will not be published. It burns clean and hot. A cord is 128 cubic feet of stacked wood. They put out some tremendous heat . You can click on the different types of firewood in the chart to learn more about them. I have been clearing land of cottonwood for a hay meadow in Central Kansas and I decided to burn it. i would be interested to see how it works, i cut up and split probably half a cords worth of it. I’m guessing that the Hemlock that I can get is eastern soft wood correct 15.9? It is native to both northeast and central China and Taiwan. My grandfather told that with him carrying wood in all winter and grandma hauling out the ashes … he never saw her all winter !! They have a wierd looking fruit that is bright green and and can be as big as a cantaloupe and just as heavy. Back in the day they used to use the limbs for fence posts and the wood would last decades in the ground with out rotting. It smells great too . A lot of people don’t burn it so it is plentiful. Thanks! Every year we have to cut several down. It is much heavier than air dryed spruce and black burned bark has fallen off after time so it is clean to cut & process … any one know BTU ofthis fire killed spruce v. air dried spruce ? Is apple wood a good firewood? WE MADE BARTOPS, SHELVES, AND FENCING OUT OF IT (PRIMO FOR THOSE, AS THE GRAIN IS VERY PRETTY AND CONTRASTING). Here's one example: If you look at a BTU chart, it has either the highest or 2nd highest rating of all wood that grows in the US. does anyone know wht the heat value of tulep poplar is, I just cut down I believe it is sumac? All firewood has about the same BTU per pound. I’m new to burning wood in an open fireplace. I am planning on doing a little experiment to find out which wood is best for campfires and fire pits. Like some other fruitwoods, however–particularly mulberry–they are difficult to set on fire. A few other elders like black locust . I don’t have the ratings for that maple, but you can always weigh it and get a general idea that way. I was constantly feeding the stove and it wouldn't sustain an overnight burn. According to wikipedia bradford pear trees originally come from China. Cheers fellow wood burners! Thanks for posting the list of firewood species & specs. The tree of heaven can be used as a firewood. It is impossible to split when green and easy when dry, but unless special precautions are taken it’ll rot rather than season. You are using an out of date browser. For example a Eucalypt that is similar in size and appearance to live oak is E moluccana ( grey box ) it grows in iron stone reliying on 12 inches of rain per year and at 3% moisture content weighs 9,856 pounds per cord how many BTU’S would that equate to , or what about Waddy wood ( Acacia peuce ) it grows in the outback and at 3% moisture content weighs 13,112 pounds per cord and relies on one inch of rainfall per year what would its BTU output be ? I use a LOT of hemlock because I have 10 acres of hemlock woods and trees come down in storms and have to be cleaned up. I primarily have Red Oak, Black Cherry, American Elm, Red Maple, Locust, Hickory, Cottonwood, Poplar, growing in the woods. China Northern Cal checking in, renovated an old homestead 5 years ago and have been clearing doug fir and california bay laurel for fire safety zone around the house. I have no empirical data, but for us they have given decent heat. I do know the tree I burned had a bad aroma . It is light when green and even lighter when dry. i have limited trees myself but know a lot of farmers here in north central Indiana. Range of burning properties of the Australian eucalypts covers the full spectrum (and don’t even bother with wattles). I have burned Ailanthus for several years. Tree of heaven is a plant. The wood will not keep very well even on a rack I have had it rot out. These charts will give you the amount of energy per cord of wood for some of the most common firewood species. I’ve burned a lot of it in the last 35 years. The one that puts on what is called hedge apples, eaten by squirrels. It burns as hot as h_ll . But since softwoods are usually so much less dense than hardwoods, the total energy in softwoods are usually much less than hardwoods. its stacked out back now, i figure it could be used in the fire pit if nothing else. Fresh cut it has a sap like a pine in the outer bark but overall it contains a lot of water depending on the time of year it is cut. I first came here and posted in 2010 . Good for getting the fire going really quick. I am planting osage orange, black walnut, sassafrass, and black locust. We just felled 12 mature ash trees – 12 to 24 inches in diameter, and are now bucking them up and splitting them. A cord is 128 cubic feet but in any stack of wood there will be air space between the pieces. From these areas, tree-of-heaven has spread and become a common invasive plant in urban, agricultural, and forested areas. i have burned firewood about 34 years and it is obvious the people who compiled the listings here have never used firewood for heat [ college educated idiots ] and i feel sorry for the people who can’t recognize fools at point blank range!! It was planted in US cities because of the ability to grow in polluted environments. We just called them hedge trees. They are invasive and grow very quickly. Probably about 5 btus per cord. This is also the order I would rate them. It throws sparks so only should be used in stoves that can be closed. It does get hotter than the Red Oak and leaves hot coals. I’d like to see a table with all of these parameters listed by species. It is heavy, splits easy, dries easy, and does not rot if kept dry. But the common name aptly applies due to it’s obvious high density and/or hardness…probably how it got the common name in the first place. I have found a good way to make charcoal if your a pyro maniac / fire bug like me. The latter is superabundant here, but is the “devil itself to split”. It burns with a big bright flame then turns into a big bed of red hot coals that burn forever . If it’s more … The fireplace is rated at a whopping 25% efficient! The tight grained old growth Douglas Fir is as about as good as it gets.Put two big blocks on Your fire at night,button it down good,and when You open it in the morning You’ll find a big,beautiful bed of coals—but stand back,because when the air hits it,it will ignite big time!!! You are correct Bill, wood has about the same BTU per weight. I get up in the morning and heat our little berm home from 66-67 to 71-74 degrees with cottonwood and red elm in an hour and a half with cottonwood providing the bulk of the heat. Hardwoods, ideally should be two years old, but one year is a minimum in the northeast. 🙂. my back yard, and all of northern california would like to respectfully disagree. Hey Mikee, your right, red oak goes fast and so does beech and elm. I have old growth straight grain cedar I cut in the early 90’s for kindling and it’s still as good as the day I cut it. Burns with a big bright flame and burns sorta slow . mine was free with easy access since it was in my flat mowed back yard LOL. I have a large sweet gum tree blown over by a storm. I just split and stacked 4 yr supply of silver maple, so I’m sorry to see how low its BTU rating is. However, someone told me that buckthorn burns so hot you have to be careful your wood-burner doesn’t crack. Go fast on the oak. The coals cook a mean hot dog after a few brews. Not good for firewood but great for woodworking. Also, their is plenty of it and nobody burns it so is always available and helps to conserve my hardwood. In Kansas we used a wood called hedge. The aspen and spruce burn quickly and hot which works well with my boiler’s aquastat and powered vent system – when the water cools below 175F, the fan kicks on and the easy starting, fast burning “junk” wood flames up quickly which works well to maintain a constant water temp at 180F – maintains the set point and keeps the control loop tight. I have 4 of them that I want to cut down. I heard somewhere that most of the ash comes from the bark. Maybe the aroma will get better with age after seasoning this summer . Just look for a barkless dead tree in a fence row . BARK SEEMS OAKLIKE. Just curious what kind of energy we are getting from them compared to the cords of hardwood we buy. Wood heat seems to be medicinal especially on cold, wintry days. TOH tends to be a city tree imported and planted. It was first brought to the United States in 1784. Any advice as to species, training, harvest and also seasoning of smallish diameter limbs, or direction to such information, would be much appreciated. The, shall we say, heartwood on these things burns very well, puts out a lot of heat and does NOT stink. Tree-of-heaven provides shade, medicine, wood, clothing, and food for humans. A deciduous tree up to 80 feet tall with compound leaves that resemble native sumac and walnut species. Here are some pictures of what I believe is a "tree of heaven"(or he!! Don’t even bother. Then there is Vine Maple—some of THE toughest wood I have ever encountered!!!! I found this post looking for some information on burning Tree of Heaven...so forgive the old post resurrection. Walnut (black) rates at 21.50/cord, my information is provided by Pocket Reference by Thomas J Glover printed in September 2006 ( 18th edition ). http://www.dof.virginia.gov/.../pub_...tilization.pdf, http://www.arboristsite.com/firewoo....../pub_Ailanthus-Control-and-Utilization.pdf. (Also, a number whose seed pods are only opened by bushfires.). If you can, sell it and save the $$$ to buy fresh 1 yr old wood later on from someone else. I have a Russian Olive that I cut down about 4 months ago and has been sitting in 100F weather for three weeks. i think it’s red pine or red elm.. i live in central nm in the foothills of the rocky mtns,our primary firewood is shaggy bark juniper..we just call it scrub cedar..and there are several distinct kinds,yellow-grows extremely slow burns verry hot,red-softer burns up faster-aligator bark juniper-the softest of the 3 less btu…then we have pinyon…i dont burn this wood because it plugs my heat exchange unit up..dosent put out much heat and smokes like crazy..then there is scrub oak…it burns about the same as any kind of oak..pine and fir..blue spruce..no heat..chineese elm..hard to split little more heat than red scrub cedar..not much..so as far as firewood goes i would give the shaggy bark juniper the highest rating..i also have a house by lake texoma in tx right in the middle of an emense hardwood forest..oak..hickory..maple..american elm..birch..ect..ect..and when im there i burn mostly yellow oak..and hickory,but i like the juniper from nm much better..i dont think the btu rating this chart has for it is correct..im sure its not, i saw a coment on salt cedar above,what you are burning is juniper..or scrub cedar,salt cedar is a completely diferent kind of wood altogether..it grows along the riverbanks of nm and arizona..and i think its scrub syacamore..sorry about the spelling..but it is a verry hard wood..not sure of its btu rating..but i would still rather burn the scrub cedar..or juniper as they call it..salt cedar grows close to water,along with chineese elm and cottonwood in the lower elivations of the two states it does burn quite hot though..im prety sure its a kind of syacamore..close to the btu russian olive would produce..also fine wood for burning, im fron centeral missouri and our elm american or red will not burn in fact it is called p*** elm for reason. 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