Some possible sources of free firewood include dead trees on local residential or business properties, logs on the roadside, downed trees, scraps from wood shops, and trees cleared for new construction. It is important to ask the property owner for permission before scavenging any wood.
The best types of firewood include hardwoods such as bur, red and white oak, hard maple and birch. Softwoods that are good for firewood are pine and fir, but generally, hardwoods are superior to softwoods when it comes to firewood.
To season firewood, split the wood and stack it in an open space exposed to the sun and wind and leave it for more than six months. This process dries the wood, ensuring that it burns efficiently without having to boil off excess moisture.
Get firewood picked up for free by posting an ad in the Free section of the Craiglist.org site nearest you. You can sign up for an account and post an ad free of charge.
Find local sellers of firewood at YellowPages.com or on the Craigslist.org site nearest you. Sometimes you can find free firewood listed in the Free Stuff sections on Craigslist.org sites.
Cheap ways to get firewood include searching online, purchasing a firewood permit, visiting the local sawmill and scavenging. Some firewood sellers do not advertise selling in bulk so it is a good idea to ask if that is a possibility.
Trees ?R? Us, Inc. delivers firewood free of charge to Chicago and parts of Wisconsin and Indiana, while FireMasters, Inc. delivers firewood for free to the Twin Cities area. American Lawn Irrigation, Inc. delivers firewood for free within eight miles of their Atco, New Jersey store.
Drying firewood increases its energy density by boosting combustion efficiency, improving its storage capability and lowering its transport weight. Drying firewood also lowers the production and emission of smoke and ash during combustion.
The price of firewood is affected by its dryness, location and energy content. Other important factors in cost include the size of the bundle being purchased and the distance it was transported.
Premier Firewood delivers firewood to clients throughout the Norwalk, Connecticut, area, while Tractor Supply Company sells firewood across the United States through a network of distributors. Arndt Forest Products supplies firewood from Wisconsin, and The A. Johnson Company supplies firewood from i