Types of Hardwood firewood.

  • Alder:  Opinion varies, works best well seasoned.
  • 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.