It’s maybe the question we hear the more frequently, and it’s totally normal. The usage will define what will be your best choice based on the comparison below.
|Species||Heating Value *|
|Jack Pine||5.6||Yes||Brown, Scales||Moderate|
|White Birch||7.8||No||White, Smooth||Easy|
|Yellow Birch||8.7||No||Yellow, Smooth||Moderate|
|Hard Maple (Sugar)||9.7||No||Grey, Rough||Difficult|
|Red Oak||9.1||No||Grey, Rough||Easy|
*Air dried wood for Ontario trees