Tips for Buying, Drying, and Storing Firewood

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Author(s) Scott Sanford.

Wisconsin has no state standards or set specifications for the sale of firewood, but the moisture content, tree species, and size and quantity of wood directly affect the amount of heat firewood is capable of producing. Specifying the quantity, type of wood (softwood or hardwood), log length, maximum cross-section, and maximum moisture content before purchasing will help ensure the firewood meets your needs and expectations. The recommendations in this fact sheet can help make your wood use—from purchasing to burning—a warm experience (4 pages; 2018).