Everything you need to know about firewood!
Knowing where your firewood is coming from and how it is treated will make a big difference in how efficient your wood heat is.
If you have a question that isn’t addressed here, give us a call, and we’ll be happy to answer you.
When should I order my firewood?
Kiln Dried is available year round, however it is in high demand during colder months. Plan ahead to avoid delays.
Semi-Seasoned is also available year round, however, should be ordered in early spring and summer to allow for proper drying time.
Availability of Seasoned Wood is limited. Call for availability of seasoned wood between July thru November.
What does it mean to be an approved heat treating facility?
We kiln dry our firewood to prevent invasive insects from being spread to our local forests and your home.
Certified by the State of NH Department of Agriculture as an approved heat treating facility in compliance with all federal and state laws regarding heat treatment and the movement of firewood.
Our facility undergoes an annual renewal process with the State of NH Department of Agriculture to verify heat treatment compliance.
How much wood is in a cord? How much wood should I buy?
How much wood is in a cord?
A cord of wood stacked is 128 cubic feet (L x W x H=cf).
How much wood should I buy?
If you are heating a new home (well insulated) with a new efficient stove, the average home will use approximately 6 cords for the winter.
If you are burning wood as a supplement to other home heating systems the average is 2 – 3 cords.
If you are using wood occasionally, plan on 1 -2 cords.
Where should I store my firewood?
Store the wood in stacked piles that are covered and off the ground (allow air to pass over the wood to promote faster drying). A wood shed is recommended.
Choose a spot where you can easily access the wood from your home. When it’s cold and snowing, you don’t want to hike across your yard, dodging obstacles to gather wood. Choose a spot that has good drainage, or use pallets, so the bottom layer of wood doesn’t sink into mud and melting ice.
What happened to debarked firewood?
In 2008 Treehugger farms introduced the debarking of firewood to our operation. In an effort to make firewood a little cleaner the debarker made a difference.
The sale of the unprocessed bark from the debarker paid for the cost of running the machine, and it gave the consumer a better product without a higher price.
Over time the bark market has changed and the price we receive for our unprocessed bark has dropped to the point that we have no choice other than to shut down all debarking of firewood.
We have added a specialized machine to take its place and screen out all loose bark chips, chunks, and sawdust. All firewood after January 1, 2020 will be bark on and we will continue to offer the cleanest wood possible, on time delivery, and guaranteed full measure.