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Drying Firewood in Winter: A Guide to Making the Most of Your Cold-Weather Woodstore

firewood outdoors in snow how to dry firewood in winter

Managing to keep enough dry firewood to avoid a mid-winter shortage can be a challenge, and burning wet wood causes significantly more smoke, pops, and sparks than properly dried wood. But, what if you run out of dry wood or have just cut fresh wood during the coldest months of the year? You’ll need to …

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Is Sweet Gum Good for Firewood? – Sweet Gum Firewood Guide

American Sweetgum tree in bright red during the fall

Sweet gum, a tree genus of the Latin name Liquidambar, is found around the world. The American Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua), native to North and Central America, is one of the most common hardwoods in the Southeastern United States, where it preferably grows in humid and temperate climates. Its beautiful foliage, which is particularly colorful …

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Is Juniper Good Firewood? A Guide to Heating & Cooking with Juniper Wood

juniper growing near home firewood guide

Juniper is a name and a berry used for cooking, and less often it is a firewood. But its relative heat-source obscurity is only regional, as many areas of the US traditionally use juniper for outdoor fires and as a smoking wood for BBQ. Here, weve rounded up everything you need to know about juniper …

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