Is Maple Good Firewood? Well, I live in the southeastern part of Pennsylvania and maple trees are plentiful. They grow all over, but I never really thought of using them for firewood. Maple doesn’t come to my mind when someone talks about firewood. Normally I think of oak or locust. But now, that is no longer the case! So, I made this post to let others know about maple wood.
Is Maple Good Firewood
Yes, maple is a great wood to burn in your fireplace or wood stove. It’s a dense hardwood. Unlike softwoods, It produces long-lasting fires and makes a good hot coal bed to restart your fire in the morning.
Is Maple Wood Hard To Split
Splitting wood with a maul or if you use wedges, it can be tough on your body over time. So, if you’re looking to split maple, split it when it’s seasoned. If you split it while its green, its gonna take a lot out of you. When it’s seasoned it splits really easy.
Seasoning Maple Wood
This kind of wood (maple) takes a long time to dry out. The best thing you can do is let it sit for an entire year. Burn it the following year. Stack the wood on a pallet so the air can hit it and that’ll help dry it down faster.
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.
If you have a chance to get some maple wood, take it! you won’t regret it. Oh, and another cool thing about burning maple wood is the smell. It has a smell of its own and I’m sure you’ll like the sweet smell. I sure do!