Is Locust Good Firewood [Your Search Ends Here]

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Is Locust Good Firewood? Well, around here locust is plentiful. Locust has quite a few uses, from fence posts to floor beams. It’s a hardwood that I have access to and was curious where locust firewood ranks on the best wood to burn list. Before I researched how good it burns, I had a pretty good idea it’s probably going to be one of the better burning woods. Just because how hard it is on my chainsaw. So, here is what I found out about locust wood.

Is Locust Good Firewood

Well, it’s the best you can buy or stash up on. It’s a fast drying wood that will burn for a long time. The king of firewood is locust. This dense wood keep will the home fire burning, for sure.

Is Locust Good Firewood
Locust Tree Bark


Is Locust Hard To Split

The fact of the matter is, If the locust rounds are dry, it’ll be very tough to split. The best time to split locust is when it is green. Unless you have a hydraulic log splitter, then it don’t matter when you split it.


Grab all the locust you can get!  It’s perfect for burning overnight. Don’t use it for kindling though, it’s tough to start a fire with locust wood, no matter how small you split it.

If you would like to test your firewood’s moisture content, you can buy a meter to check it, you can find it on Amazon, by clicking this link, Wood Moisture Meter. Keep in mind, you need 20% or less to safely burn the wood!


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