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Burning Characteristics

February 04, 1989

HARD WOODS Wood: Ash, red oak, white oak, beech, hickory, hard maple, pecan, dogwood Heat Value: High Heavy Smoke: No Sparks: No Wood: Soft maple, cherry, walnut Heat Value: Medium Heavy Smoke: No Sparks: No Wood: Elm, sycamore, gum Heat Value: Medium Heavy Smoke: Medium Sparks: No Wood: Aspen, basswood, cottonwood Heat Value: Low Heavy Smoke: Medium Sparks: No Wood: Chestnut, yellow poplar Heat Value: Low Heavy Smoke: Medium Sparks: Yes SOFT WOODS Wood: Southern yellow pine, Douglas fir Heat Value: High Heavy Smoke: Yes Sparks: No Wood: Cypress, redwood Heat Value: Medium Heavy Smoke: Medium Sparks: No Wood: White cedar, western red cedar, eastern red cedar Heat Value: Medium Heavy Smoke: Medium Sparks: Yes Wood: Eastern white pine, western white pine, sugar pine, ponderosa pine, true firs Heat Value: Low Heavy Smoke: Medium Sparks: No Wood: Tamarack, larch Heat Value: Medium Heavy Smoke: Medium Sparks: Yes Wood: Spruce Heat Value: Low Heavy Smoke: Medium Sparks: Yes Source: "The Wood Stove and Fireplace Book" (1976, Stackpole Books)

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