Why use kiln dried logs?

Living trees and fresh logs contain a large amount of water, between 40 and 65% depending on the species of tree. It is very inefficient to burn fresh or wet logs because much of the heat produced as the log burns will be required to drive off the moisture contained within the logs as steam.…

Timber for Firewood Q&A

What is the best timber for firewood? When choosing firewood there are two significant factors to consider which have an effect on the calorific value (CV) or the amount of available heat per unit (volume) of fuel, these are moisture and wood density. Any water in wood has to boil away, this process uses energy…