Should I Use Hard Wood or Soft Wood for my Fireplace?

As a green and environmentally friendly company, Tree Awareness,  typically uses a portion of our HARD WOOD by-product from our regional tree work.

Set your calendar! Seasoned Firewood is on sale at Tree Awareness from July 1 to Feb 28th

The choicest hardwoods, cut to 18-20 inch lengths and seasoned on site.
Available by the stack or by the cord, with delivery options available.
Complete the form to the right to learn more.

Current Firewood Pricing

Small Stack – $30.00
Large Stack – $60.00
Half Cord – $95.00
Full Cord – $185.00

Firewood Delivery Area

Our firewood delivery services include the following towns and municipalities in NJ:  Bridgeport,  Clarksboro, Deptford, Ewan, Gibbstown, Logan, Mantua, Mickleton, Mullica Hill, National Park, Paulsboro, Pedricktown, Penns Grove, Pilesgrove, Pitman, Sewell, Swedesboro, Thorofare, Wenonah, Westville, West Deptford, Woodbury, Woodbury Heights, Woodstown, and Woolwich Twp.

If you don’t see your location, please contact our office at 856-241-0489.

Seasonal Renewals

For your convenience our office will send out an early bird renewal special form. Fill out the form and send back to us and get a discount on your order

What are the differences between types of firewood?

What Is “Seasoned” and “Green” Firewood?

Whether firewood is considered “Green” or “Seasoned” is determined by the amount of moisture within the wood. If the moisture content is greater than 50% or the wood has been cut down within the last year it is considered “green”. Burning green wood is very ineffective because the potential energy (heat) that the wood can create through burning is lost in the release of the moisture through steam.

In order to decrease the moisture content of wood, the surface area must be opened to allow the water to evaporate. Firewood will not begin to “season” until it is split, as it will not season while in its natural form.

“Seasoned” Firewood has moisture content of less than 40% that will allow the wood to burn effectively and release the potential BTU’s (heat). Wood that has been properly split and stored will promote the evaporation of water. In most areas of the country, especially the Northeast, it will take up to a year for split hardwood to be properly seasoned. Wood with more than 40% moisture content should not be burned for home heating. The minimum moisture content for optimal BTU’s is no more than 20% to 30% moisture and as low as 10%. Below 10% the wood will burn too quickly.

Should I use Hardwoods or Softwoods?

Hardwoods are very dense and they have more BTU’s (potential heat) per volume as compared to softwoods. They tend to be more difficult to light, but will burn for a longer amount of time and release a good amount of heat. For all practical purposes, hardwoods are the best choice to use for firewood. Hardwoods include Oak, Maple, Ash, Beech, Birch and Hickory. Although most hardwoods are good for firewood, Elm, Popular and Sycamore are among the few hardwoods that have poor burning characteristics.

Softwoods are less dense than hardwoods and tend to burn very quickly. They are good for starting a fire but will release a low amount heat while burning. Softwoods contain a large amount of sap, and are therefore not recommended for indoor firewood, as burning them in large amounts may build up a dangerous amount of creosote in your chimney. Cedar is among the best softwood to use for kindling and fire starting.