A good householder will take care of the firewood in advance. It can be stored in a shed, a shelter, a storage place or in artistically stacked piles.
Trees cut at the right time will dry out faster, will not deteriorate, will not twist as they dry and will not become infested with cutworms.
Leaf trees are recommended to be felled in the Old Month and conifers in the New Month.
If you choose to cut green trees for firewood,
It should dry in 2-3 years. But you should also not store firewood for very long, as this will reduce its heat output.
Hardwoods (maple, ash, oak)
has a higher heat capacity than other trees. Therefore, only a few sticks are used in the oven. The heat generated by hard wood is similar to that generated by coal, so burning a stove with clean such wood can cause the stove to crack from the heat.
Best for heating
is birch wood. It is easy to ignite, burns evenly and has a higher heat output than pine wood. However, birch wood contains tar, so it needs to be dried thoroughly to prevent the stove from smoking and the flue from catching fire.
Alder and white alder are also good for heating pot-bellied stoves and fireplaces. They dry quickly, burn well, do not produce soot and give a nice aroma.
contains a resin that crackles and sparks when it burns. Pine wood is therefore not suitable for open fireplaces because sparks on the floor are a fire hazard. Pine wood gives off a resin when it burns, which smokes the chimney and the fireplace glass.
cleans chimneys but has a low heat output. It is therefore recommended to mix it with other types of wood.