Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Woods for Fireplace in the Winter - Nature and Wildlife 26

Pile of woods for sale

I don’t know how many households using woods for heating in the winter in my neighborhood.

In America, depend on the states, some states, especially in rural areas about 25% households rely on woods for heating.

The woods are free or readily available in most rural areas of USA.

It is reported that average Americans use wood products 3 times than average world population per day:

- using two pound woods for average people in the world

- six pound woods for average Americans

However, not all woods are good for fireplaces due to its release smoke which contains “urushiol,” dangerous substances.

In certain level, the substance may be life threatening. The woods may include:

- Poison Ivy

- Poison Sumac

- Poison Oak


Woods with discount price

So, what are good woods for burning. Some suggested the following:

- birch

- maple

- oak

- ash

- most fruit trees


These woods are believed to have several advantages:

- giving us a quite longer burning hours, and hotter

- least pitch and sap

- generally cleaner to handle.


In our neighborhood, the price of 1 chord woods (4 feet x 8 feet size) is US$ 150, plus delivery cost for US 50.

Do you know someone who uses woods for heating in the winter or for any purposes?

19 comments:

  1. ...in rural areas here, wood is the major source of heat.

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      Woods for Fireplace in the Winter - Nature and Wildlife 26
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      Pile of woods for sale

      I don’t know how many households using woods for heating in the winter in my neighborhood.

      In America, depend on the states, some states, especially in rural areas about 25% households rely on woods for heating.

      The woods are free or readily available in most rural areas of USA.

      It is reported that average Americans use wood products 3 times than average world population per day:
      - using two pound woods for average people in the world
      - six pound woods for average Americans

      However, not all woods are good for fireplaces due to its release smoke which contains “urushiol,” dangerous substances.

      In certain level, the substance may be life threatening. The woods may include:
      - Poison Ivy
      - Poison Sumac
      - Poison Oak

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  2. I don't use my fireplace, but I do like the smell of other people's fireplaces burning when I'm outside. Also, good tip about avoiding wood with poison ivy. I had that once, and I don't recommend it!

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  3. Il riscaldamento a legna dà più calore alla casa.

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  4. Friends in Belgium use a lot of fireplace wood but what kind they use I don't really know.

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  5. We don't use it in the winter here, but when we lived in Texas quite a few did in the rural areas...in their wood stoves during the coldest months. Lots of snow this year in Texas.

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  6. Hopefully, it stays dry. One time some fellow was driving around asking if we had any to give away. That was kind of strange.

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  7. We have a fireplace in the basement. Birch and spruce are good, they burn nicely. We can sprinkle the ashes in the garden, for example under the apple tree on on anemonies. They like it. :)

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  8. Years ago when we burned wood, we found birch gave the best heat. It sounds strange to say that but it was true.

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  9. In Poland, we burn mainly coal and this makes our air in a disastrous condition.

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  10. Tanza, I actually don't know anyone who burns wood in a fireplace, although there are several places around here where you can buy a cord of wood. I did burn wood in the fireplace in one home we had...30 years ago. Now our fireplace is fueled with propane. No mess, no bugs and less chance of a chimney fire. Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  11. Here the woods for fireplace is expensive, I use it only in very cold days

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  12. The last place we lived, we used to burn ash, now we have oil.

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  13. Very important and useful post for winter ;)

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  14. We have a fireplace but with faux wood logs and light :)

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  15. Hello,
    All wood is not free, it is against the law to take any wood from the forest around our home. If we want wood, we pay to have some delivered to our home. My Hubby like to use oak wood when we do have a wood fire going. Take care, have a happy day!

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  16. Wir haben auch immer einen großen Holzvorrat, da wir unheimlich gern Lagerfeuer machen. LG Romy

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