Disaster Cleanup on a Wood Lot

There are the normal every day chores of keeping up your property, and then there are the disasters which strike and require their own special brand of work. On July 8th my uncle’s little homestead in Pennsylvania was hit by an EF1 tornado. There were no injuries or deaths, but the tornado traveled 1.4 miles… Read More

Creosote Buildup: What You Need to Know

There are a lot of benefits to heating your home with wood fuel. One potential drawback, however, is the danger of creosote buildup in your chimney and stove pipes. If handled properly, however, creosote shouldn’t deter you from wood heating. What is it? When wood burns in your wood stove or fireplace, the oils in… Read More

Is this wood green or seasoned?

If you heat with wood fuel, you probably know to avoid green, unseasoned wood until it’s been allowed to dry and season for 6 months to a year. Green wood is wood that is freshly cut and hasn’t dried at all. It may burn, but not efficiently, and will create dangerous creosote build-up in your… Read More

What is a cord of wood?

If you are new to heating with wood fuel, you may be wondering, ‘what exactly is a cord of wood?’ A cord of wood is a stack of wood 8 ft long by 4 feet high by 4 feet deep. In total, it is 128 cubic feet of wood. In the US and Canada, it… Read More