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Woodburner's FIREWOOD CHART

EASTERN TREES EASTERN TREES EASTERN TREES
Type of tree-Density-comments Type of tree-Density-comments Type of tree-Density-comments
American Beech-Hard to split. slow burning American Linden-Very soft. poor fuel Arborvita-Easy to split, Aromatic
American Rowan-Easy to spill, fair fuel, aromatic Basket Oak-Slow burning, good fuel Black Ash-Easy to split, good fuel
Big Rhododendron-Not need to split. good fuel Black Cherry-Expensive, easy to split. good fuel Black Gum-Can't split. fair fuel
Blue Ash-Easy to split. gooct fuel Black Haw-Not need to split. goori fuel Blackjack Oak-Easy to split. good fuel
Black Locust-Easy to split good fuel Black Oak-Si-Easy to split. good fuel Black Walnul-Easy to split, fair fuel
Box Elder-Easy to split, fair fuel Broom Hickory-Hard to split, good fuel. slow burning-E Bur Oak-Hard to Spill, good fuel
Butternut-Easy to split fast burning Canada Plum-Easy to split good fuel Cherry Birch-Difficult to Split good fuel
Chinquapin Oak-Difficult to split excellent fuel Common Juniper-Aromatic resinous fast burning Cork Elm - Hard to split, good fuel
Cottonwood-Easy to split, fast burning. poor fuel Cucumber Tree -Easy to split, fair fuel Eastern Hemlock-3~Easy to split. resinous fast burning
Eastern lronwood-Not need to split slow burning Eastern Red Cedar-36-Easy to split resinous fast burning Eastern White Oak-Easy to split slow burning good fuel
Flowering Dogwood-Not need to split excellent fuel Fringe Tree-48-No need to split good fuel Gray Birch-Easy to split good fuel
Hackberry-Easy to split good fuel Honey Locust-Slow burning, excellent fuel Hop Tree-No need to split excellent fuel
Jack Pine-Easy to split resinous fast burning Loblolly Pine-Easy to split resinous fast burning Magnolia-Easy to split fair fuel
Northern Balsam-31-Easy to Split resinous fast burning Northern Red Oak-50-Difficult to split good fuel Ohio Buckeye-Easy to Split fair fuel
Paper Birch-Easy to Split bark is good starter Pecan-Difficult to split aromatic Persimmon-Not need to split excellent fuel
Pin Cherry-Easy to split aromatic fair fuel Pin Oak-51-Excellent fuel slow burning Pitch Pine-Easy to split resinous fast burning
Pocosin Pine-45-Easy to split resinous fast burning Post Oak-Slow burning excellent fuel Red Ash-Easy to split good fuel
Redbud-Easy to split slow burning Red Haw-No need to split, excellent fuel Red Maple-Easy to split good fuel
Red Pine-Easy to split resinous fast burning Red Spruce-Easy to Split resinous fast burning River Birch-Easy to split resinous fast burning
Sassafras-Easy to Split fair fuel Scarlet Oak-Easy to split excellent fuel Shadbush-Easy to split excellent fuel
Shagbark Hickory-Difficult to split slow burning Silver Maple-Easy to split fair fuel Slippery Elm-Difficult to split good fuel
Sourwood-Difficult to split excellent fuel Southern Balsam-Easy to Split resinous fast burning

Ask your chimney sweep how to build and maintain a top-burn fire where you lay up seasoned firewood in criss-cross fashion with the biggest logs at the bottom, graduating to fine kindling at the top. It's an old-time technique from Europe that gives you a longer- lasting, cleaner-burning fire and can be utilized for both fireplaces and stoves Try it; we think you'll like it!

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