Hardwood Firewood

 


Heat/ Cord
(Million BTU'S)
Ease of Splitting Smoke Sparks Smell Overall Quality
Apple
27.0 Medium Low Few Excellent Excellent
Alder
17.5 Easy Little Few Good Good
Ash, Black
19.1 Easy Low Few Slight Excellent
Ash, Green
20.0 Easy Low Few Slight Good
Ash, White
23.6 Medium Low Few Slight Excellent
Aspen
12.5 Easy Med Few Slight Fair
Basswood (Linden)
13.5 Easy Medium Few Good Fair
Beech
24.0 Easy Low Few Slight Excellent
Beech, Blue
26.8 Easy Low Few Slight Fair
Birch, Black
26.8 Easy Low Mod Slight Excellent
Birch, Grey
20.3 Easy Low Mod Slight Good
Birch, Paper
20.8 Medium Medium Few Slight Fair
Birch, White
20.3 Easy Low Mod Slight Good
Birch, Yellow
23.6 Easy Low Mod Slight Excellent
Box Elder
18.3 Difficult Medium Few Slight Fair
Buckeye, Ohio
13.8 Medium Low Few Slight Fair
Butternut
14.5 Easy Medium Few Slight Fair
Catalpa
15.5 Difficult Medium Few Bad Fair
Cedar, Eastern Red
17.1 Medium Medium Many Excellent Fair
Cherry, Black
18.6 Easy Low Few Excellent Good
Chestnut
  Easy Med Many Slight . Fair
Coffeetree, Kentucky
21.6 Medium Low Few Good Good
Cottonwood
13.5 Easy Medium Few Slight Poor
Dogwood
24.3 Easy Low Few   Excellent
Douglas-Fir
20.7 Easy High Few Slight Good
Elm, American
20.0 Difficult Medium Few Good Fair
Elm, Red
21.6 Easy Medium Few Good Good
Elm, Rock
23.5 Difficult Medium Few Slight Good
Elm, Siberian
20.9 Difficult Medium Few Slight Fair
Eucalyptus
  Difficult Low Few Good Excellent
Gum, Black
18.7 Difficult       Good
Gum, Sweet
18.7 Medium Med Moderate Slight Good
Hackberry
21.2 Easy Low Few Slight Good
Hickory, Bitternut
26.7 Medium Low Few Excellent Excellent/Good coals
Hickory, Shagbark
27.5 Medium Low Few Excellent Excellent/Good coals
Locust, Honey
25.8 Medium Low Few Slight Excellent
Hornbeam
27.3 Difficult   Few   Excellent
Ironwood
27.9 Difficult Medium Few Slight Excellent
Locust, Black
27.9 Difficult Low Few Slight Excellent
Madrona
  Medium Low Few Slight Excellent
Magnolia
18.0 Easy       Fair
Maple, Other
25.5 Easy Low Few Good Excellent
Maple, Red
18.7 Medium Low Few   Good
Maple, Silver
19.0 Medium Low Few Good Fair
Maple, Sugar
24.0 Difficult Heavy Few Good Excellent/Good coals
Mulberry
25.8 Easy Medium Many Good Excellent
Oak, Bur
26.2 Easy Low Few Good Excellent
Oak, Live
25.0 NA Low Few   Excellent
Oak, Red
24.0 Difficult Low Few Good Excellent
Oak, White
26.4 Easy Low Few Slight Excellent
Osage-Orange
32.9 Easy Low Many Excellent Excellent
Persimmon
26.4 NA Low Few   Excellent
Yellow Poplar
16.0 Easy Yes Some   Poor
Sassafras
18 Easy       Fair
Sourwood
20.4 Difficult       Excellent
Spruce
15.5 Easy Medium Many Slight Fair
Sycamore
24.1 Difficult Medium Few Slight Good
Walnut, Black
22.2 Easy Low Few Good Excellent
Willow
17.6 Easy Low Few Slight Poor