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Type of Wood
Heat
Output
Easy to
Burn
Easy to
Split
Heavy
Smoke
Spar
ks
BTUs per
Cord
Rating
Ash Black
Medium
Yes
Yes
No
No
19.1 Mil
Excellent
Ash Green
High
Yes
Yes
No
No
20.0
Excellent
Ash White
High
Yes
Medium
Np
No
23.6
Excellent
Red Oak
High
Yes
Yes
No
No
21.7
Excellent
White Oak
High
Yes
Yes
No
No
26.5
Excellent
Live Oak
High
Yes
Yes
No
No
25.0
Excellent
Beech
High
Yes
Yes
No
No
21.8
Excellent
Beech Blue
High
Yes
Yes
No
No
26.8
Excellent
Birch Black
High
Yes
Yes
No
Mediu
m
26.8
Excellent
Birch Grey
High
Yes
Yes
No
Mediu
m
20.3
Good
Birch Paper
High
Medium
Medium
Medium
No
20.8
Fair
Birch White
High
Medium
Medium
Medium
Mediu
m
20.3
Good
Birch Yellow
High
Yes
Yes
No
Mediu
m
23.6
Excellant
Box Elder
Medium
Medium
No
Medium
No
18.3
Fair
Buckeye Ohio
Low
Medium
Medium
No
No
13.8
Fair
Butternut
Low
Medium
Yes
Medium
No
14.5
Fair
Catalpa
Low
Medium
No
Medium
No
15.5
Fair
Cedar Eastern Red
Medium
Medium
Medium
Medium
Yes
17.1
Fair
Coffeetree
Kentucky
High
Medium
Medium
No
No
21.6
Good
Hickory Bitternut
High
Yes
Yes
No
No
26.7
Excellent
Hickory Shagbark
High
Yes
Medium
No
No
27.5
Excellent
Hard Maple
High
Yes
Yes
No
No
29.7
Excellent
Pecan
High
Yes
Yes
No
No
  Excellent
Dogwood
High
Yes
Yes
No
No
24.3
Excellent
Soft Maple
Medium
Yes
Yes
No
No
19.1
Good
Cherry
Medium
Yes
Yes
No
No
18.5
Good
Black Cherry
Medium
Yes
Yes
No
No
18.6
Good
Walnut
Medium
Yes
Yes
No
No
20.3
Good
Elm American
High
Medium
No
Medium
No
20.00
Fair
Elm Red
High
Medium
Yes
Medium
No
21.6
Good
Elm Rock
High
Medium
No
Medium
No
23.5
Good
Elm Siberian
High
Medium
No
Medium
No
20.9
Fair
Hackberry
High
Yes
Yes
No
No
21.2
Excellent
Sycamore
Medium
Medium
No
Medium
No
18.5
Fair
Gum Black
Medium
Medium
No
Medium
No
18.1
Fair
Gum Sweet
Medium
Medium
Medium
Medium
Mediu
m
18.7
Good
Mesquite
High
Medium
No
Medium
No
  Good
Aspen
Low
Yes
Yes
Medium
No
14.5
Fair
Basswood
Low
Yes
Yes
Medium
No
12.6
Fair
Cottonwood
Low
Yes
Yes
Medium
No
12.2
Fair
Chestnut
Low
Yes
Yes
Medium
Yes
  Poor
Yellow Poplar
Low
Yes
Yes
Medium
Yes
16.0
Poor
Southern Yellow
Pine
High
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Good
Douglas Fir
High
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
21.4
Good
Cypress
Medium
Medium
Yes
Medium
No
  Fair
Redwood
Medium
Medium
Yes
Medium
No
  Fair
White Cedar
Medium
Yes
Yes
Medium
Yes
17.5
Good
Western Red
Cedar
Medium
Yes
Yes
Medium
Yes
17.5
Good
Mulberry
High
Yes
Yes
Medium
No
25.8
Excellent
Eastern Red Cedar
Medium
Yes
Yes
Medium
Yes
17.5
Good
Juniper
Medium
Yes
Yes
Medium
Yes
  Good
Piinon
Medium
Yes
Yes
Medium
Yes
  Good
Eastern White Pine
Low
Medium
Yes
Medium
No
15.8
Fair
Western White
Pine
Low
Medium
Yes
Medium
No
15.8
Fair
Sugar Pine
Low
Medium
Yes
Medium
No
15.8
Fair
Ponderosa Pine
Low
Medium
Yes
Medium
No
17.0
Fair
True Firs
Low
Medium
Yes
Medium
No
19.5
Fair
Tamarack
Medium
Yes
Yes
Medium
Yes
20.8
Fair
Larch
Medium
Yes
Yes
Medium
Yes
20.8
Fair
Spruce
Low
Yes
Yes
Medium
Yes
15.9
Poor
Alder
Medium
Fair
Yes
Medium
Yes
17.6
Fair
Apple
Medium
No
No
Medium
Few
17.6
Fair
Ironwood
(Hornbeam)
Very
High
Yes
No
No
Few
24.7
Excellent
Black Locust
Very
High
Yes
No
No
No
26.5
Excellent
Honey Locust
High
Yes
Medium
No
No
25.8
Excellent
Magnolia
Medium
Yes
Yes
No
No
18.0
Fair
Madrone
High
No
No
No
No
30.0
Excellent
Willow
Low
No
Yes
Fair
Fair
14.5
Fair