Holly trees for firewood?

by Brad Durant
(Silsbee, TX. U.S.A.)

Hello, I live in South East Texas just North of Beaumont. I have an abundance of holly trees on my 12 acres and was wondering if holly is an acceptable tree for firewood? Thank you, Brad.


Answer

Brad,

Holly is actually an above average species for burning. It is a very dense wood, therefore has a high heating value. As long as you season it properly, you will be happy with its performance as firewood.

I have never split any myself for firewood as I live north of its normal growing range,but I have heard that it is tough to split. Outside of that you shouldn't have any problems.

Good luck!

-Firewood Matt

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