Quantcast
alternative-heating-info.com
Alternative-Heating-Info.com
Alternative Heating Home
Wood Pellet and Corn Stoves
Small Space Heaters
Alternative Cooling
Corn Furnaces and  Boilers
Fireplace Inserts
Fuel Comparison Chart
Geothermal
Grain and Multi Fuel Stoves
High Efficiency Boilers
Landscaping
Masonry Heaters
Hydropower
Outdoor Corn Boilers
Outdoor Wood Boilers
Portable Generators
Radiant Heating
Solar Energy for Homes
Solar Heating Systems
Winterize Your Home
Wind Power
Wood Stoves and Firewood
< Wood Stoves - Firewood          Top
Wood Heat Values in BTU's for 39 Species.

Wood Heating and Weight Values

Species

Million Btu/Cord*

Cord Weight
(pounds) **
DRY

Cord Weight
(pounds) **
GREEN

Alder, Red

18.4 - 19.5

2000 - 2600

3200 - 4100

Ash

24.5 - 26.0

2680 - 3450

4630 - 5460

Aspen

17.0 - 18.0

1860 - 2400

3020 - 3880

Beech

28.6 - 30.4

3100 - 4000

4890 - 6290

Birch

25.9 - 27.5

2840 - 3650

4630 - 5960

Cedar, Incense

17.8 - 20.1

1800 - 2350

3020 - 3880

Cedar, Port Orford

20.7 - 23.4

2100 - 2700

3400 - 4370

Cherry

22.3 - 23.7

2450 - 3150

4100 - 5275

Chinquapin

23.2 - 24.7

2580 - 3450

3670 - 4720

Cottonwood

15.8 - 16.8

1730 - 2225

2700 - 3475

Dogwood

28.6 - 30.4

3130 - 4025

5070 - 6520

Douglas-Fir

23.5 - 26.5

2400 - 3075

3930 - 5050

Elm

22.3 - 23.7

2450 - 3150

4070 - 5170

Eucalyptus

32.5 - 34.5

3550 - 4560

6470 - 7320

Fir, Grand

17.8 - 20.1

1800 - 2330

3020 - 3880

Fir, Red

18.3 - 20.6

1860 - 2400

3140 - 4040

Fir, White

18.8 - 21.1

1900 - 2450

3190 - 4100

Hemlock, Western

21.6 - 24.4

2200 - 2830

4460 - 5730

Juniper, Western

23.4 - 26.4

2400 - 3050

4225 - 5410

Laurel, California

24.6 - 26.1

2690 - 3450

4460 - 5730

Locust, Black

29.5 - 31.4

3230 - 4150

6030 - 7750

Madrone

29.1 - 30.9

3180 - 4086

5070 - 6520

Magnolia

22.3 - 23.7

2440 - 3140

4020 - 5170

Maple, Big Leaf

21.4 - 22.7

2350 - 3000

3840 - 4940

Oak, Black

25.8 - 27.4

2821 - 3625

4450 - 5725

Oak, Live

34.4 - 36.6

3766 - 4840

6120 - 7870

Oak, White

26.4 - 28.0

2880 - 3710

4890 - 6290

Pine, Jeffery

19.3 - 21.7

1960 - 2520

3320 - 4270

Pine, Lodgepole

19.7 - 22.3

2000 - 2580

3320 - 4270

Pine, Ponderosa

19.3 - 21.7

1960 - 2520

3370 - 4270

Pine, Sugar

17.3 - 19.6

1960 - 2270

2970 - 3820

Redwood, Coast

17.8 - 20.1

1810 - 2330

3140 - 4040

Spruce, Sitka

19.3 - 21.7

1960 - 2520

3190 - 4100

Sweetgum (Liquidambar)

20.6 - 21.9

2255 - 2900

4545 - 5840

Sycamore

21.9 - 23.3

2390 - 3080

4020 - 5170

Tanoak

25.9 - 27.5

2845 - 3650

4770 - 6070

Walnut, Black

24.5 - 26.0

2680 - 3450

4450 - 5725

Western Red Cedar

15.4 - 17.4

1570 - 2000

2700 - 3475

Willow, Black

17.5 - 18.6

1910 - 2450

3140 - 4040

* British thermal unit (Btu) values based on specific gravity of 80 cubic feet per cord. 8000 to 8500 Btu per pound for non resinous woods. 8600 to 9700 Btu per pound for resinous woods.

** Weights:

  • Lower value of range assumes 70 cubic feet of wood per cord.
  • Higher value of range assumes 90 cubic feet of wood per cord.
  • Dry weight at 12 percent moisture content.
  • Green weight at 40 to 60 percent moisture content.

All moisture contents based on "wet" wood basis.

Wood Heat Values in BTU's for 39 Species
The composition of a cord of firewood, by tree type, varies with geographic
location. So it's helpful to know the
wood heat value of the most prevalent
species in your area when shopping for firewood.