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SpeciesGeneral remarksType of woodEase of startingAmount of heatAromaSparksHeavy smokeCoaling qualityEast to splitPounds per cord (air dry)Heat per cord (million BTU)
AlderFairHardFairLowSlightFewNoFairYes230011
AppleExcellentFruitPoorHighExcellentFewNoExcellentYes390027
Ash, blackGoodHardGoodHighSlightFewNoGoodYes290020
Ash, whiteExcellentHardFairHighSlightFewNoGoodYes340023
AspenFairHardGoodLowSlightFewMediumGoodYes210015
AvocadoFairFruitGoodLowSlightFewNoPoorYes210015
BasswoodFairHardPoorLowSlightFewMediumPoorYes210015
BeechExcellentHardPoorHighSlightFewNoGoodYes390027
Birch, blackExcellentHardGoodHighSlightModerateNoGoodYes390027
Birch, greyGoodHardGoodHighSlightModerateNoGoodYes290020
Birch, whiteGoodHardGoodHighSlightModerateNoGoodYes290020
Birch, yellowExcellentHardGoodHighSlightModerateNoGoodYes340023
Box elderFairHardFairMediumSlightFewNoGoodYes230011
ButternutFairHardFairMediumSlightFewNoFairYes210015
CatalpaPoorHardPoorLowSlightFewNoPoorYes160011
Cedar, redGoodSoftExcellentMediumGoodManyMediumPoorYes290020
Cedar, whiteFairSoftExcellentMediumGoodManyMediumPoorYes210015
CherryGoodFruitPoorMediumExcellentFewNoExcellentYes280020
ChestnutPoorHardFairMediumSlightManyMediumFairYes250018
CitrusExcellentFruitGoodHighExcellentFewNoGoodNo370025
SpeciesGeneral remarksType of woodEase of startingAmount of heatAromaSparksHeavy smokeCoaling qualityEast to splitPounds per cord (air dry)Heat per cord (million BTU)
CottonwoodFairHardFairLowSlightFewMediumFairYes210015
CypressFairSoftFairLowFairFewMediumFairYes230011
DogwoodExcellentHardGoodHighFairFewNoGoodYes390027
ElmFairHardFairMediumSlightFewMediumGoodNo300020
EucalyptusFairHardPoorMediumPungentManyMediumFairNo240017
Fir, balsamFairSoftGoodLowSlightModerateMediumPoorYes210015
Fir, DouglasGoodSoftGoodMediumSlightFewYesFairYes250018
Fir, trueFairSoftExcellentMediumSlightFewMediumFairYes220016
GumFairHardFairMediumSlightFewMediumFairNo290020
HackberryFairHardFairMediumSlightFewNoFairNo290020
HemlockFairSoft MediumGoodFewMediumPoorNo210015
HickoryExcellentHardFairHighSlightModerateNoExcellentYes390027
Hop hornbeamExcellentHardFairHighSlightFewNoExcellentNo390027
IronwoodExcellentHardPoorHighSlightFewNoExcellentNo440030
JuniperFairSoftGoodMediumGoodModerateMediumGoodNo270015
LarchFairSoftExcellentMediumGoodManyMediumFairYes290020
LocustExcellentHardPoorHighSlightFewNoExcellentNo390027
MagnoliaGoodHardFairMediumGoodFewNoGoodYes290020
Maple, hardExcellentHardFairHighGoodFewNoExcellentYes380026
SpeciesGeneral remarksType of woodEase of startingAmount of heatAromaSparksHeavy smokeCoaling qualityEast to splitPounds per cord (air dry)Heat per cord (million BTU)
Maple, softGoodHardFairMediumSlightFewNoGoodYes320019
MulberryGoodFruitFairMediumGoodFewNoFairNo340023
Oak, blackExcellentHardFairHighFairFewNoExcellentYes360024
Oak, redExcellentHardFairHighFairFewNoExcellentYes360024
Oak, whiteExcellentHardFairHighFairFewNoExcellentYes390027
OsageorangeExcellentHardPoorHighSlightFewNoExcellentNo410029
PeachGoodFruitFairMediumExcellentFewNoFairYes380026
PearExcellentFruitFairHighExcellentFewNoFairYes380026
PecanExcellentHardGoodHighSlightFewNoGoodYes380026
PersimmonExcellentFruitFairHighGoodFewNoExcellentNo390027
Pine, ponderosaFairSoftExcellentLowExcellentManyMediumPoorYes250019
Pine, sugarFairSoftExcellentLowExcellentManyMediumPoorYes230012
Pine, whiteFairSoftExcellentLowExcellentManyMediumPoorYes210013
Pine, yellowGoodSoftExcellentHighExcellentManyYesFairYes290020
PinyonGoodSoftGoodMediumFairModerateYesFairNo280016
PlumExcellentFruitFairHighExcellentFewNoExcellentYes390027
PoplarPoorHardFairLowSlightManyMediumPoorYes210015
RedwoodFairSoftFairLowSlightFewMediumPoorYes220011
SassafrasGoodHardPoorMediumExcellentFewNoFairNo290020
SpeciesGeneral remarksType of woodEase of startingAmount of heatAromaSparksHeavy smokeCoaling qualityEast to splitPounds per cord (air dry)Heat per cord (million BTU)
SpruceFairSoftExcellentMediumGoodManyMediumPoorYes210016
SycamoreFairHardFairMediumSlightFewMediumPoorNo290020
WalnutGoodHardFairHighGoodFewNoGoodYes340023
WillowFairHardGoodLowSlightFewNoPoorYes210014

 

 

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