Ash Firewood Recommendation

by Hunter Wilson
(Lapeer, Michigan)

My choice of firewood would be Ash because of the straight gain making it easy to split. It's a hardwood with good BTU's. It is an excellent burning and starting wood for the wood burner or fireplace.

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Jun 08, 2013
Ash is good also
by: Brian Blackak

Hi Hunter, yes I like ash also. There are so many good hardwoods here in New England, MA.

You get many choices.....usually, depending on what you may have for resources. I like so many different ones, actually it's kind of fun seeing all of the different qualities or properties of the various types of hardwood like beech, rock maple, ironwood, black and yellow birch, etc., etc.

As I stated earlier though, if I had to go with one wood Black Locust would get my vote.

Brian Blackak, Agawam Ma.

Jan 06, 2013
Firewood Poem
by: Nick - Firewood For Life

Your recommendation of ash as the best firewood is definitely a good choice. In fact, it reminded me of a poem I read a while back. The poem seems very accurate for describing firewood of all types.

The poem was first published in the Times on March 02, 1930 and was written by Lady Celia Congreve.

Beechwood fires are bright and clear
If the logs are kept a year,
Chestnut's only good they say,
If for logs 'tis laid away.
Make a fire of Elder tree,
Death within your house will be;
But ash new or ash old,
Is fit for a queen with crown of gold

Birch and fir logs burn too fast
Blaze up bright and do not last,
It is by the Irish said
Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread.
Elm wood burns like churchyard mould,
E'en the very flames are cold
But ash green or ash brown
Is fit for a queen with golden crown

Poplar gives a bitter smoke,
Fills your eyes and makes you choke,
Apple wood will scent your room
Pear wood smells like flowers in bloom
Oaken logs, if dry and old
Keep away the winter's cold
But ash wet or ash dry
A king shall warm his slippers by.

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