Is Poplar Good Firewood [Find Out The Truth Here]

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Is poplar good firewood? Well, We have a lot of poplar trees here on the property we live on. A lot of them have fallen over, for one reason or another. So right away my mind thinks FREE FIREWOOD! But I never heard of anyone burning poplar wood and wasn’t sure why. So, I searched around the internet on forums and question and answer sites to find out why no one seems to burn poplar wood and I got my answer.

Is Poplar Good Firewood

Not really, but it has its purpose.  It burns hot and fast, there’s not a lot of density to the wood. It makes great kindling though. In fact, its some of the best kindling wood you can use! So, don’t ever hesitate to get you some poplar wood because you never have enough kindling! Also makes a great campfire wood. 

Splitting Poplar Wood

Poplar wood is probably, if not, the easiest wood to split. Its a softwood, like pine and fir, and it seasons fairly quickly compared to some of the hardwoods. Plus it’s really lite when its dry. You won’t pull any muscles handling this wood, that’s for sure.


Poplar wood should not be on your list if you burn wood for heat during the winter, You should stick to hardwoods like oak, hickory, locust, walnut and so on.

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.

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