Firewood new fairfield ct

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This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. There are lots of questions about firewood, now that winter is officially here and in full swing. Here are answers to some of those questions:. A full cord of wood is classified as four feet by four feet by eight feet. Firewood is not offered for sale in the form of its official unit measurement a cord or cubic feet -4 by 4 by 8which is why buying firewood can be confusing. When buying wood you need to know, is this a full cord: a fireplace cord, stove cord or face cord?

A stove or face cord means the pieces have been trimmed to less than 16 inches and you would need to do the matehmatical caluclation to see how much of the full cord or cubic feet you are truely purchasing. It's very important to understand the length of wood, type of wood and amount of wood cubic feet that you will be left with when the wood delivery man leaves. This is often where people feel a shell game is occurring and this is how unscrupulous businesses and individuals make their money.

Wood meant to be burned in fireplace inserts, wood burning stoves and brick and Firewood new fairfield ct home fireplaces is seasoned, mixed hardwood pre-cut into the appropriate lengths for your specific use. Seasoned wood is defined as wood that has been cut, stacked and stored covered for no shorter than four months. Mixed hard woods are defined as oak, cherry, walnut and birch and have longer burn times than soft woods such as ash, pine and cedar.

A cord of wood is Firewood new fairfield ct to be seasoned once it has been cut, stacked and stored for four months. Nowhere is it defined what the quality of the wood or the moisture content of the wood.

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To create wood that can be used for a fire, each piece is touched no less than eight times: Cut the tree into logs, cut the logs into appropriate lengths, split the wood, stack the wood at the site, load the wood into the truck, unload the wood, re-stack the wood, carry it inside and consume it. Consider a person who has picked up storm debris, cut it at home with a chain saw, rented a wood splitter and cut up wood and left it in their yard exposed to the elements for four months.

That is going to have a lower cost than the arborist who only chose healthy insect-free wood, cut it into the correct size, stacked and stored the wood Firewood new fairfield ct either outside or in a warehouse, selected only disease-free hardwood and has guaranteed a moisture content of 10 to 15 percent, which is able to light and become fuel immediately.

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Less creosote is generated with quality wood which translates to Firewood new fairfield ct chimney problems, less chimney maintenance and less risk of chimney fire. Wood that comes from trees in New Haven County may not be sold or transported to any other country. If a tree is cut down in Milford, it can not be sold as firewood, transported to or disposed of in Stratford, even though they are neighboring towns. The Emerald Ash borer is considered an invasive pest, which has been known to devastate entire towns and it exists in Connecticut, specifically New Haven County. Worcester, Mass.

It is your responsibility to know the source of the wood.

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Wood used to heat a home or space is not the same wood that should be used for cooking. Cooking woods for use in restaurants, pizza ovens and home cooking equipment is typically only oak, cherry, hickory or apple Firewood new fairfield ct.

They are cleaned through a tumbler and cut into micro sizes to fit the specific piece of equipment that is being feed the wood. Have questions that you'd like answered in the publication? them to info greensprays. Stacy Skoldberg is managing partner of GreenSprays an organic lawn care and tree company. She can be followed on Twitter at greenspraysllc, on Facebook or reached at and stacy greensprays. The views expressed in this post are the author's own.

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