Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Types of trees used for firewood. Part 2 - (Deciduous Trees)

Most deciduous trees are hardwoods with broad leaves which are shed in the fall. These trees remain dormant during the winter and they provide the best woods for a fire. Hardwoods burn clean and slowly and leave lots of good hot coals.

For a handy reference to the best-known hardwood and softwood trees, following is a compiled list showing the general areas in the United States where they may be found.

Deciduous Trees:
Alder, red-Pacific coast
Apple-east; central; northern; southern
Ash-east; central; southern
Aspen-Rocky Mountain; northern
Beech-east; central; northern
Birch- northern
Chestnut-east; central
Cottonwood-Pacific coast; Rocky Mountains; east, central, southern
Dogwood-east; central
Elm-east; central
Gum, black-east, central, southern
Gum, red-east; central; southern
Hickory-east; central
Locust-east; central
Mahogany, mountain-Rocky Mountain
Maple, big leaf-pacific coast
Maple, red-east; central; northern
Maple, sugar-northern
Oak-east; central; northern; southern
Poplar-east; central; southern
Sycamore-east; central
Tulip-east; central
Walnut-east; central

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