Ten pieces of green 20″ yellow birch or hard maple last for roughly eight hours and throw tons of heat. When cutting, I have to sharpen my chain saw pretty frequently. Mulberry has a rateing of (1) unit million btu, 25.80/cord Of course it escaped and colonized field margins out competing native species. While this cuts down on sparks, it still doesn’t keep smaller ones from escaping thru the gaps in the doors. Where does the hart-nut tree stand in the BTU scale? I’m in Melbourne, Australia. It is quite old and is hanging over mine and my neighbors drive ways. Ailanthus / Tree Of Heaven Ailanthus altissima 0.460 Hardwood Alder, White / Rhombie Leaf Alnus rhombifolia 0.370 Hardwood Alder, Red Alnus rubra 0.370 ... Soft Wood Redwood, Giant / California Big-Tree / Giant Sequoia / Sequoia / Sierra Sequoiadendron giganteum 0.340 Soft Wood I was wondering if anybody knows if this is true? I know I know I can hear the comments about creosote but as long as it is dry and you give it air to burn it does great. Caution, cutting dead hedge will eat your saw chain in a heart beat, it becomes so hard and stringy. When the tempreture drops to single digits or below zero the BTU output keeps my home comfortable, I also like the shagbark hickery. Be sure and let us know how your test goes. Thanks! I guess it’s people like these that make for an interesting world. THE COALS GLOW REDHOT LIKE OAK, BUT WITH HARDLY ANY HEAT. Your web site is very informative. There are some issues out here in the west that may not be present in other areas, just a heads up if it helps. A lot of people don’t burn it so it is plentiful. Is it toxic? of Forestry lists Ailanthus as having a heating value comparable to other hardwoods when dried properly, but we keep finding rumors all over that it burns too fast to be really useful. Will burn mostly oak as it gets colder. I have a Russian Olive that I cut down about 4 months ago and has been sitting in 100F weather for three weeks. When you burn the tree, you put the carbon back. It is fast growing, spreading rapidly by seeds and suckers. I’m in California, about 3800 ft up the west side of the Sierra Navadas. Here are some pictures of what I believe is a "tree of heaven"(or he!! Richard, Good for getting the fire going really quick. Many use digger pine as it is reasonably priced, but requires that yearly clean out. Again, not my first choice for firewood; but free is good...so does it really matter if I burn twice as much? When you grow a tree, you take carbon out of the atmospere. They usually are 3-4″ around (like I said, they grow quickly!) Very smoky and almost smells acidic when it burns and it doesn’t seem to produce much flame or heat. Bandit~ Maybe a little more BTU’s than cottonwood . It does burn a little fast but it throws out the heat. If it’s more … Just cut down a Shingle Oak Tree here in Ohio. I found a big beech limb fully seasoned and cut it up for a try . The Majestic fireplace has held up quite well, except for the back wall. Thanks. I like burning Birch in fireplaces but getrun away fires ( read relief valve blows @ 100 c) This is a tree that I will avoid even if it is free! They’re all gone around here….. It’s not worth the time to cut, split, stack and burn. Just call them and ask about what it can handle. I burn about 12 cords a year using a wood boiler heating house and shop. We like to go ahead and cut the stump in 9″ sections. Just curious what kind of energy we are getting from them compared to the cords of hardwood we buy. Nothing seasons meat on the grill like the cherry–although I look forward to trying beech based on comments above. The metal on our fire pit melted . I burn, wild black cherry, black walnut, elm, hickory and yellow tulip. I consider myself as an expert in firewood as I have heated my home with wood for 30 years. My wife and I are renovating an old NE farmhouse in Massachusetts. Personally, when I am home, I burn alot of Pitch Pine. Tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) is an invasive plant that grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 8. I took it and burned it but, the four cords went up in smoke like two cords. A used asphalt coating bucket or any small metal bucket with lid will work. I did My little campfire experiment to find out the best hardwood for a campfire . Cheers fellow wood burners! https://firewoodresource.com/firewood-btu-ratings/ try this RLB. Hardwoods, ideally should be two years old, but one year is a minimum in the northeast. They can b very hard to split cuz its stringy. I have burned Ailanthus for several years. If it is really dry it gives off some heat, but I usually recommend it as a campfire wood. Save the cedar for kindling, you need a hardwood fire. You could post in the forum and maybe have a better chance of a response. I try to split off 1-inch wide slivers all the way around the round, light these (gum is easy to get burning), and then place the reduced size log on whole. It will spark quite a bit, however, when the burning logs collapse upon one another during the burning process. Compiled from various sources. (Sir Douglas Menzizii) He really didn’t know how to classify it because it had characteristics of fir and also of hemlock so he called it Pseudo(false) tsuga (hemlock)so it is really not fir at all or hemlock? WE MADE BARTOPS, SHELVES, AND FENCING OUT OF IT (PRIMO FOR THOSE, AS THE GRAIN IS VERY PRETTY AND CONTRASTING). It’s the worst wood I’ve ever encountered. It burns very hot,and produces nice heat. This can help you decide what the best firewood type is for your needs. For the very old man. Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) I cant seem to find any info on suitability of Tupelo or Black Gum for firewood. These charts will give you the amount of energy per cord of wood for some of the most common firewood species. I have some upstate PA, that often is recovered when down, and used for firewood. It is easy to split and burns great. I prefer the hot, sweet-smelling woods. Step 3. I burn approximately 20 cords of wood each season. In response to “robert” and his comment about live oak being limited to the south easter united states. I live californnia. Would it be possible to post the btu value for Monterey Pine? AKA ailanthus altissima What does this compare to, is it worth cutting for firewood. The ongoing extinction of the Ash,all species,is supplying They are trying to sell products and asking to be paid through Zelle or Venmo leaving users … But you are right about oak making a great bed of coals, and in an outdoor fire the extra ash won’t be so much a problem like in a wood stove. It does get hotter than the Red Oak and leaves hot coals. I picked up some cherry wood and have to say, I’m very impressed. I will definitely cut more hickory, beech and oak . I burned some buckthorn in 1.5” to 4” diameter unsplit and that stuff burns HOT in our wood stove; it stinks and it’s not the easiest to start. Walnut (black) rates at 21.50/cord, my information is provided by Pocket Reference by Thomas J Glover printed in September 2006 ( 18th edition ). Really enjoy the contributions. I can lift a 3′ log of aspen into my fire box – the same oak log is too heavy. I have burned several cords of the stuff since then, and, when dried, makes fine fuel for the OWB. Tree-of-heaven. Some have more heat than others but if you already have it you might as well cut it up and burn it. Anyone have any idea of cure times, BTU output etc? I live in Wisconsin now and have never seen one up here. Be sure to poke a couple holes to vent the gases .Then get a 55 gal drum or make a small kiln to put your bucket in .Start your fire then put the bucket in. I heard somewhere that most of the ash comes from the bark. If you burn coal, you are leaving a destiny of death and starvation for your descendents and mine! Fully-grown, tree-of-heaven can be up to 60-70 feet tall. attributed to mark twain!!! Photo credit: Chuck Bargeron, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org. ). I use a LOT of hemlock because I have 10 acres of hemlock woods and trees come down in storms and have to be cleaned up. i live in orth east ohio we get some cold winters up hear the wood that we burn are hickory,oak,beech,hard maple,cherry,locost wood aroun hear is easy to get people will let u go in there woods and take all the down trees i own ranch 1500 sq feet with burning all these hardwoods i only burn 2-3 cord per winter thats not very muck i know guys that burn 10 to 12 cords but there not burning seasioned wood my wood id been seasioned for 2 to 3 years but my over all fav list around hear in ohio goes like this HICKORY #1 it burns forever i had a fire the other day it lasted 7 hours loved it #2oak #3beech #4 locost #5 hard maple #6 cherry love the coals cherry produses if ther is any other northeast ohio burners let me no what u r burning and how u like it .. burn on be safe. I have never seen one 4' DBH as the wood is weak and usually the tree fails long before they get that big. Not good for firewood but great for woodworking. red Oak) Sweet Gum is great for a hot fire, but burns too quickly. Over the years I’ve heard people in this region say it gets too hot for stoves…if they use only the mahogany I imagine. I’ve heard that burning a little cedar occasionally will help remove soot from stovepipes and chimneys. I live in Oregon(Portland) and have used all the local species for both fireplace and stove heat. Around here it is just about the most common tree removed by tree services so lots of firewood guys sell it since they get it for free. I use Hickory, White or Red Oak,Beech,tulip Poplar,& Sycamore. If you look at a BTU chart, it has either the highest or 2nd highest rating of all wood that grows in the US. If an oak/hickory/locust is available 30 miles away get that first. Hickory is still my favorite , but I also have learned to find dead standing mullberry thats near seasoned. Patricia in DE. About coal. We hope to purchase a wood stove to heat a portion of the farmhouse / kitchen and family room much as we have done in our other home for 20 years. This wood also creates a lot of ash when burned. From these areas, tree-of-heaven has spread and become a common invasive plant in urban, agricultural, and forested areas. Seems most farmers are removing them now to get more acres in corn and soybeans. Herb: Tree Of Heaven Latin name: Ailanthus altissima Synonyms: Ailanthus glandulosa, Toxicodendron altissimum Family: Simaroubaceae (Quassia-wood Family) Medicinal use of Tree Of Heaven: The tree of heaven is not often used in Western herbal medicine, though it is more popular in the Orient. We love it it burns slower and longer so we don’t have use our wood as fast. A deciduous tree up to 80 feet tall with compound leaves that resemble native sumac and walnut species. The dried bark from the trunk and root are sometimes used in folk medicine. A little off topic for this page so you might not get much response here. Because the wood is brittle and weak, it has a reputation for being tricky to cut down. Eastern Hardwoods Compiled from various sources Consistency between charts will vary due to different variables between different data sources. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. About 15 yrs ago, it warped and a 10″ long split developed in it, so I had a 3/16″ steel plate welded over the split, and since then, everything is hunky-dory. The trees themselves (leaves etc.) We’ve been lucky the past years to find eucalyptus but have been offered almond this season. Be sure to have a good roaring fire the whole time the wood is cooking and make sure the wood that is being used for charcoal is well seasoned .The greener the wood the less charcoal will be produced and it will greatly increase the production time.My next batch will be made using a 55 gal drum to hold the wood for charcoal and I will make a concrete block kiln to hold my fire.This should make about 50 -75 lbs of hickory pecan mix charcoal. But since softwoods are usually so much less dense than hardwoods, the total energy in softwoods are usually much less than hardwoods. It’s quite nice really, light to handle, splits like nothing and puts off a nice blue flame at the coals. Less dense softwoods have less BTU per cord than more dense hardwood but they also weigh less per cord. I live in southwest Oregon. First find you a steel bucket with a metal lid . It is a decent fuel, but very heavy when green and very light when dry. Looked through posts and didn’t see if there was any mention of the BTU’s of a Norway Maple. Well here it is getting to be winter in upstate NY again and the little woodstove in our basement has been running since September or so. Any comments would be helpful. Stay warm and don’t worry about it so much. You could do a google search for barber chair tree. Save it, let it dry for 2 -3 years and you’ll be opening windows to let the cold air in in February 😉. The furnace didn’t come on all day. Zasada and Little [ 328] provide information on tree-of-heaven cultivation. getting mostly ash, some cherry and some oak. Thanks for all the input!!!!!! My chimney has never had to be cleaned because of burning hedge that has been dead for many years, plus the fact that it burns so hot. This wood is twice as hot as anything else. Not a native species, but abundant where it has been planted (I have seen it coast to coast) Any idea the BTU of “Tree of Heaven” or alianthus (?sp). Any idea if this is a hardwood and the BTU’s? I am planting some of the “Eastern” varieties out here that we had in PA. THE MAN MENTIONED CEDAR GAVE OFF LITTLE TO NO HEAT. I was just cutting some live oak in California last week so I do know it is there. Hickory was my overall favorite . I live in Washington State,and We have a lot of conifers here! cure time is at least 2 years covered,found a rating of 16 mil btus per cord but it was rated as poor firewood. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creosote Contains some non native species that can be found in the West. My grand dad swears beech is king. Today I chop down an Ailanthus tree, often known as Tree of Heaven, with my new hatchet. they r clean , no bark or bugs, hard as a rock & burn hot! I had some mostly seasoned red oak , shagbark hickory , and black locust. Be sure to get all the roots since a small root piece left in the soil will grow. Here in South Central Alaska, all we have is Birch, Black Spruce and Cottonwood. 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