Importance of Best Wood to Burn
The contentment of the cold nights will depend on the types of wood that deliver the aromatic scent and heat in your fireplace. Yet, there are still some questions that may arise as to what is the best wood to use to suit your satisfying taste. Remarkably, aside from distributing heat to our home during the cold season, it also helps us to use a renewable source of energy by using wood. Nevertheless, it is very important to know that not all woods will provide good quality of heating factor that you need in your room. Below are some distinguished awareness between two types of wood to use.
Best wood to burn are hardwood trees such as Beech, Elm and Oak among others when referred to as plants are broad-leaved deciduous tree and contain dense fragments and very expensive. On the other hand, softwood trees are trees that are easily burnt and ends up for a shorter time such as pine and spruce.
Importantly, whatever wood types you want to burn in your stove or fireplace, it should be dried. Normally, fresh cut woods contain larger amount of water and if burnt right away will produce so much smoke that spoils the surroundings. Fresh cut woods should be split and dried for months depending on the kind, before burning. Bear in mind that using good and dried seasoned wood is the secret of having superb and quality fire. Seasoned wood burn better and offer quality fire than freshly cut wood, and it favors to warmth your surrounding in the cold season.
Generally, fresh cut wood especially the unseasoned one has more moisture content and has difficulty to light, aside from producing harsh smoke to the surroundings. Moreover, the flame of unseasoned wood goes out quickly that cause smoldering of the firewood and produces unpleasant smoke that destroy the beauty within your room. The appearance of the seasoned wood is cracked, gray in color and much lighter if dried and easily detected by banging two pieces together and importantly generates most heat and burn clearly.
Most hardwood continuously deliver longer burning time than softwood, and had a hard time to start a light. Hardwoods that offer best heat are eucalyptus, madrone, oak and walnut. Most likely these hardwood will give slightly less heat such as apple, plum, cherry, pear, hickory and ash. To add more list of hardwood that produces poor heat production are the maple, sycamore, elm, alder and willow.
Not like a hardwood, softwood is easier to light, just a small piece of old newspaper, it easily catches fire. The best suits for easy burning are the conifers, pine and fir and to reminisce the holiday season, fir and cedar will bring a delightful scent.