In addition to the tree services we offer, we also sell firewood. Based in Midland, North Carolina. We also deliver to Albemarle, Charlotte, Concord, Harrisburg, Locust, Mint Hill, Monroe, Kannapolis, Stanfield, and other surrounding areas. We can deliver firewood in any amount from a small truckload to multiple cords of firewood. Our standard length is 16 inches.
We can split custom lengths to your specifications up to 24 inches with enough lead time. Firewood may contain species such as Oak, Hickory, Locust, Cherry, Maple, Pear, Apple, Walnut, Elm, Beech, Ash, Ironwood, Sycamore, never Poplar, Sweetgum or Softwoods such as Pine or Cedar, unless otherwise agreed upon beforehand.
Firewood should only be burned once it has been properly seasoned to 20% or less moisture as measured by a moisture meter. Softwoods should only be used in very limited quantities and be properly seasoned. Proper seasoning of firewood will depend upon different factors such as species, amount of wind, any sunlight that will reach the wood, protection from the rain etc. usually 12 months for hardwoods before they can be burned.
Firewood should never be stored directly on the ground as it can draw moisture out of the ground back into the firewood. We can stack firewood at your chosen location for you for an additional fee.
Pricing: Why is there no set price for firewood in Midland and Concord, North Carolina or around the area?
- Firewood can vary from one region to the next because there are many factors that determine pricing such as:
- *Heat content contained in a particular species of wood. Softwoods like Pine do not have the same amount of heat output when compared to Hardwoods like Oak or Hickory. Even though Pine contains only about half of the heat that Oak and Hickory do.
Pine should cost about half the price right?
- The short answer is No. The long answer is the cost to turn logs into firewood is the same regardless of the species even if the heat output is lower. Labor to produce firewood, fuel consumption for equipment, wear and tear on equipment and storage will still be about the same. So expect to pay more than half the price of Hardwoods for cords of Softwoods.*Firewood has to be stored until delivered and space is valuable.
*Seasoned firewood will cost more then fresh split green wood.
*Depends on the amount you buy at any one given time. Buying in bulk will save money when it comes to firewood.
*Piece size will also determine price for firewood. If you want your wood split into smaller pieces there will be more time and labor involved.
A cord of firewood refers to the standard for firewood measure. A cord of firewood neatly stacked contains 128 cubic feet of total volume, with only about 90 cubic feet of wood accounting for the dead air spaces. For example a cord can be a 4 feet wide x 4 feet high x 8 feet long = 128 cubic feet.
The best species of wood to burn for heat in the South East is:
- The fruit woods such as Cherry and Apple are better for smoking.
- Hickory(Shagbark, Shellbark, Pignut, Mockernut, Bitternut)
- Oak(White, Red, Turkey, Water, Pin, Post)
- Maple(Sugar, Red, Silver, Black)
- Locust(Honey, Water)
- Cherry(Sour, Black)
- Ash(Green, White)
- Ironwood(also known as Blue Beech, Musclewood, American and Eastern Hophornbeam)
- Eastern Red Cedar(best used as fire starter)
That is not to say that other species can't be burned such as Poplar, Sweetgum, or the fruit woods. Some just don't produce the same amount of BTU's as other Hardwoods and or are very difficult to split for the amount of heat given which makes most people select a different species.