Density and Heat Characteristics of Several Wood Species


| November/December 2007



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Use this chart to help you pick the hottest burning wood for your stove.

Species
Pounds
per Cord
Million Btu
per Cord
Hickory
4,327
27.7
Beech
3,890
26.8
Apple
4,140
26.5
Black Locust
3,890
26.8
Oak, White
4,012
25.7
Red Oak
3,757
24
Sugar Maple
3,757
24
Ash, White
3,689
23.6
Hackberry
3,247
20.8
Tamarack (Larch)
3,247
20.8
Douglas Fir
3,196
20.6
White Birch
3,179
20.3
Ponderosa Pine
2,380
15.2
Aspen
2,295
14.7
Spruce
2,100
14.5




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