Kiln-Dried FirewoodPer Cord
For as long as firewood has been burned, there are two points of ambiguity which exist, water content and quantity. Green-Wood can have a water content of over 50% and will not burn well at all. Seasoned firewood (also referred to as air-dried or cured) usually has a water content of +/- 30%. The kiln-drying process reduces the water content to levels well beneath that of seasoned firewood. (typically around 10%-20%)
Kiln-Dried Firewood Facts
Seasoned FirewoodPer Cord
Our seasoned wood is processed during the winter months. We place the firewood in small piles spread across a large open field, where it’s left to dry for at least 8 months. Unlike other companies, we don’t “scoop our wood” with a loader. Our seasoned firewood deliveries are “hand loaded”, this extra effort ensures orders are clean and there’s no dirt or debris mixed in with your order.
A wood’s dry weight per volume, or density, is important because denser or heavier wood contains more heat per volume. Hardwoods, or woods from broad-leaved trees, tend to be denser than softwoods or woods from conifers. Some firewood dealers sell “mixed hardwood” firewood. This may or may not be desirable, depending on the proportion of low- density hardwoods that are included.
Green wood produces less heat because heat must be used to boil off the water before combustion can occur. Green wood also produces more smoke and creosote (material that deposits on inside walls of chimneys and may cause chimney fires) than dry wood. Firewood should therefore always be purchased dry or allowed to dry before burning.
Green FirewoodPer Cord
For customers who choose to purchase their firewood green in the springtime and season it themselves can realize a substantial saving. Green firewood orders are filled with our quality hardwoods and can be processed to any desired lengths from 12″ to 21″.
How to tell if the wood is dry.
10 Proctor Hill Rd
Brookline, NH 03033