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Firewood is a type of natural fuel that is used to start fires in fireplaces, wood burning stoves and BBQ grills. Firewood can be bought pre-cut and by the cord from stores, or the homeowner can chop up the firewood themselves. Below are some common terms associated with firewood.

  • Seasoning – The natural process of drying out, or seasoning, the firewood. Since green wood has a high moisture content it is more difficult to burn on the stove. Seasoning the wood allows it to dry out naturally by storing the cut wood outdoors on a rack.
  • Softwood – Lumber that comes from evergreen trees. Southern Pine, Douglas Fir and Cedar trees are some types of softwoods that have good firewood ratings.
  • Hardwood – Lumber that comes from deciduous trees. Oak, Birch and Hickory trees are some examples of hardwoods with high firewood ratings.
  • Cord - A unit of measurement for wood. It is equal to a stacked woodpile 4 feet wide, 4 feet high and 8 feet long. The name likely comes from the old process of using a cord or rope to measure the height of the pile.
  • Split – The job of cutting a log into halves or quarters. Before being seasoned, firewood must be properly split to allow it to dry out. This is accomplished by using a machine like a log splitter, or by chopping the old fashioned way with an ax.
  • Chips – Small pieces of wood usually left over the splitting process. Chips are excellent sources of fuel for BBQ grills and smokers. Popular kinds of chips that BBQ enthusiasts claim gives extra flavor and aroma to the meat are apple, hickory and cherry hardwoods.
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    Image Tree Service
    Healdsburg, CA 95448
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    (707) 433-5355
    User Review: "Third season now with this outfit, I can't say that about any other firewood vendor in my twenty years of needing this..."
    Bear Bottom Farms
    508 De Carlo Ave, Richmond, CA 94801
    Quality firewoods for cooking & heating. Also mesquite charcoal & woods. Woods available are Almond, Oak, Cherry, Walnut, Apple. Cooking pellets & chips for grills and ovens.
    (510) 237-2624
    Basic Firewood
    Po Box 459, Cottonwood, CA 96022
    Keep your home toasty this winter with firewood! We carry and sell 16" premium firewood by the biggest brand names. Our wood is split and delivered clean and dry and stored inside a warehouse.
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    (530) 347-1821
    User Review: "Be sure to get a net price prior to delivery. They only tell you about 'sales taxes' after the wood is delivered and then..."
    All Seasons Firewood LLC
    1080 Airport Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    (707) 433-5358
    Evans Wood Products
    9360 Hwy 116, Forestville, CA 95436
    (707) 887-1997
    Lost Coast Forest Products
    1955 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    (707) 578-5619
    California Combustibles
    757 E Evans Reimer Rd, Gridley, CA 95948
    (530) 846-6740
    Waxbox Firelog Corp
    100 Virginia St, Gridley, CA 95948
    (530) 846-2200
    Maestretti Firewood & Recycling
    9293 Old Redwood Hwy, Penngrove, CA 94951
    (707) 665-9878
    Larsen's Feed & Pet Supply Center
    7400 Gravenstein Hwy, Cotati, CA 94931
    (707) 527-7328
    California Hotwood
    2865 S 5th Ave, Oroville, CA 95965
    (530) 533-3122
    Terrys Tree Service
    2350 Pine St, Napa, CA 94559
    (707) 224-9491
    Dale's Fire Wood
    883 Elliott Rd, Paradise, CA 95969
    (530) 877-1491
    B C Firewood
    5601 Sawmill Rd, Paradise, CA 95969
    (530) 877-1874
    Hurst Firewood and Tree Service
    4209 Broadway St, American Canyon, CA 94503
    (707) 554-3062

    Wood has been used as a fuel for a very long time indeed. Wood burning stoves were invented in the 17th century, and are still in use today. However, burning natural wood in stoves and fireplaces has declined recently. There are other fuels that are generally considered to be cleaner and better. Many of those who still use wood in their stove or furnace are able to gather their own firewood. Others, however, may be obliged to purchase it. Firewood is commonly sold at supermarkets, especially in rural areas. It is usually sold by the cord and is generally cut and the bark is removed. In some cases logs with the bark on may be sold for decorative purposes. Firewood is a by-product of the timber industry, generally consisting of wood that is too small to be of use as lumber. It can also be produced by trimming of trees and other forest management techniques. Because of this it can come from a variety of trees. Hardwood such as oak or ash is the best firewood, as it burns well and produces more heat. Cedar and mesquite are more valuable as chips for smoking and BBQ. Softwoods such as pine, fir, and spruce are best used as kindling. In some rural areas firewood may be delivered. It is essential that firewood be properly seasoned and dry. It is generally bundled and stored on racks. Most of the time it comes from small logs which are cut down and then split. Once dry, it is corded and stacked. Wood is not as efficient a fuel as coal or gas. The heat from a wood fireplace is notorious for going out of the chimney rather than into the room. Many fireplaces are used for ambiance rather than heat.
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