3 Myths About Seasoned Firewood
Sunday, October 22, 2017
- Wet Wood and Unseasoned (Green) Wood are the same thing. Unseasoned, or Green, wood is fresh wood from a living tree. Its cells have not all died and still contain living moisture and sap. Seasoned wood that got wet is different. It acts as a sponge and absorbs moisture from the air, but with proper air circulation its able to dry out much faster than Green wood would be able to (days vs. months).
- All moisture in firewood is bad. A small amount of moisture in firewood is actually essential to a good fire. When wood is being burned, the moisture will boil creating more heat.
- The longer it’s seasoned the better. Wood that has been sitting too long will give off very little heat, a poor flame and burn out quickly. If it wasn’t stored with proper air flow it may also contain large amounts of mold, mildew and insects.