Tulip Poplar firewood quaity

by George Bernhard
(Glenside, PA )

How would you rate eastern Tulip Poplar for firewood quality?


Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera), also known as yellow poplar or tulip poplar, is a slightly below average firewood species. From a heating value standpoint, it is a little better than pine and about the same as aspen. It's a great wood to have for camp fires, and also decent if you mix it with some other superior species of firewood for your wood stove.

Being in Pennsylvania, I would just caution you not to pay hard wood prices for this firewood if you are purchasing it. As always, this wood is only suitable for burning once it has been fully seasoned.

I hope this helps.

-Firewood Matt

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Mar 15, 2012
Buring Tulip Poplar NEW
by: Firewood Bob

Tulop poplar will burn well, if dried and split. It is good to mix with slower burning oak and similar woods, as it makes a nice flame. It also will pop sparks out of the fireplace with a vengeance, so make sure you have a good screen. I don't burn it if I'm going to be out of the room for any length of time.

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