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AlaskaGuy

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#1 posted 10-21-2018 05:27 PM


Alder does make decent cheap Firewood on the Wet Coast! But then I use Birch as Firewood here!

- Andre


Alder is technically a hardwood but is a low density hardwood that often gets mistaken for being a softwood. Alder firewood burns more like a softwood, it burns fairly fast and produces less heat than most hardwoods.

http://firewoodresource.com/firewood-btu-ratings/

When I first moved to Alaska 1n 1973 I started cutting firewood for the first time. I found a place to cut it and didn’t even really know what kind of wood in was back then. Well I way happy as can be until a guy came along and told me cottonwood make for lousy firewood because it have very low BTU output. The BUT rating of Alder is just one step above that. In my opinion unless its the only option what burn a low BTU output wood like Alder.

Birch is what most use in my area.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!


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