Types of Hardwood firewood.
Opinion varies, works best well
- Ash: Best burning wood; has both flame and heat, and will
burn when green, as it has a low moisture content. Will burn even better dry. Are
you looking for a type of firewood that will help you keep a steady burning
fire? If you are someone that depends strictly upon wood heat, then you would
be interested in this type of wood. This wood will definitely keep a steady
rolling fire going in your fireplace or wood stove. However, it needs to be
noted that this firewood works best if it is seasoned.
- Beech: Best when well seasoned
- Birch: The heat is good but it burns
quickly with a bright flame. Nice smell, works well when mixed with other
woods that burn more slowly. A great option for fires thanks to its ability to
burn quickly and well, even unseasoned. There are many species of Birch (like
Black, Yellow, and White) with varying degrees of efficiency. Its bark can also
be used as a natural fire starter. It works best mixed in with slow-burning
woods like Oak
- Hornbeam: Good, burns well
- Maple: Good.
- Oak: Dry oak is excellent for heat,
burning slowly and steadily with a good heat. Seasoned for 2 – 3 years is best..
Burns slowly, with fierce heat, and the scent is pleasant. A favorite because
it can be found almost anywhere, oak is very dense and can burn for a long,
long time. It’s the slowest timber to season and is best used in a mix of
different types of logs. It’s great if you need to keep a fire going at night.