Mulberry and Apple firewood

by Tim
(Indianapolis)

Greetings, I have two questions regarding these woods for firewood. First, I have seen varying opinions on apple being a good wood for firewood, as far as hard to burn and its BTU value, I'm hoping that apple is good to use, because I have plenty of it. And second, your opinion on Mulberry as a firewood as well.

Thank you.


Answer


Tim,

Both apple and mulberry are excellent firewood species. I'm not sure why people have been telling you otherwise. Perhaps they have been trying to burn the wood unseasoned. If that's the case, it would make sense. Apple and mulberry both burn very well and throw off a lot of heat, provided that they are seasoned properly.

Hope this helps!

-MG

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Sep 16, 2010
Apple and Mulberry
by: Martin Klein

Greetings.
Applewood is, as most fruitwoods always premium firewood. Even the wood of the crabapple tree is excellent. Very good wood for cooking, as it burns very evenly with consistent heat. The only drawback I can see is FINDING apple in any quantity. Mullberry is a good fencepost wood that resists rotting in the soil. It also is an excellent firewood. But take note that mulberry wood needs to be fully seasoned to burn well. Split and chimney stacked for a year, with the top of the stack covered with sheet metal or plywood to keep rain out.

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