How can I compare the different types of firewood ? – Answer

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.

SpeciesHeating Value *
(million Btu
per facecord)
SparksBark AppearanceSplitting
Jack Pine5.6YesBrown, ScalesModerate
White Birch7.8NoWhite, SmoothEasy
Yellow Birch8.7NoYellow, SmoothModerate
Hard Maple (Sugar)9.7NoGrey, RoughDifficult
Red Oak9.1NoGrey, RoughEasy

*Air dried wood for Ontario trees