Birch trees are small to medium trees that usually grow in lowland areas and have shallow root systems. They are known for their waterproof bark, which is white, thin and paper-like, with dark horizontal stripes.
Firewood is generally categorized as hardwoods and softwoods. Birch is considered one of the best woods to burn in the hardwood family, along with ash, red oak and maple. Birch trees come in a variety of species, including yellow, black and red. Birch firewood produces 20.2 million BTUs per cord, giving it one of the highest energy contents in wood.
Birch is an excellent firewood, however it burns quickly, so it is best when mixed with other slower kiln dried firewood such as Elm and Oak. Birch burns at a medium to high heat and doesn’t release heavy smoke or sparks. When burned, it gives off a romantic blue flame, and is often the wood of choice for decorators because of its unique beauty.
Follow these tips to get the most out of your white birch firewood:
Purchase Already Seasoned Wood
When freshly cut, wood can contain up to 45% water. Kiln dried birch firewood contains only 10-15% moisture. Well-seasoned wood is easier to start, produces more heat and burns cleaner. You will get a longer-lasting burn if the wood is properly seasoned first.
Stack Off the Ground and Cover
If stacked wood directly is on the ground, it can trap moisture under the logs, leading to decay and insect infiltration of the logs. Properly stacking your birch firewood will ensure the logs stay dry and intact.
Premier Firewood Company Sells White Birch Wood
Looking for white birch firewood for sale? Premier Firewood Company offers a variety of white birch and other kiln dried firewoods. Give us a call at 203-866-4252 today to order your white birch firewood, and see how it stacks up against other types of firewood!