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Did you know that one cord of wood burned as firewood provides the heat equivalent to that produced by burning 200 to 250 gallons of heating oil, depending on the type of hardwood you are using? That is why it is so important to stockpile the correct wood.
If you stockpile pine, for instance, this may have a relatively high heat value but is classed as “resinous softwood” which could cause soot buildup and a messy burn experience in the long term. Check out what wood to start collecting and burning.