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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Wood Species Energy BTU per Cord


Not all trees are created equal. Hard wood has more energy than soft wood does. The sapless, hardest woods are best for wood stoves. White Oak has double the energy of White Cedar.

The U.S. Forest Products Laboratory rated wood species energy in BTU per cord of seasoned, 20%-moisture wood, which I sorted with the highest-energy wood first:

Wood Species

Cord Weight Lbs.

Energy Content Million BTU/Cord

Hickory

4,327

27.7

Hornbeam, Eastern

4,267

27.3

Beech, Blue

3,890

26.8

Birch, Black

3,890

26.8

Locust, Black

3,890

26.8

Apple

4,140

26.5

Oak, White

4.012

25.7

Beech, High

3,757

24.0

Maple, Sugar

3,757

24.0

Oak, Red

3,757

24.0

Ash, White

3,689

23.6

Birch, Yellow

3,689

23.6

Hackberry

3,246

20.8

Tamarack

3,247

20.8

Fir, Douglas

3,196

20.6

Birch, Gray

3,179

20.3

Birch, Paper

3,179

20.3

Birch, White

3,179

20.3

Cherry

3,120

20.0

Cherry, Black

2.880

19.9

Elm, American

3,052

19.5

Elm, Oyen

3,052

19.5

Elm, White

3,052

19.5

Ash, Black

2,992

19.1

Maple, Red

2,924

18.7

Box Elder

2,797

17.9

Alder

2,708

17.6

Pine, Jack

2,669

17.1

Pine, Norway

2,669

17.1

Pine, Pitch

2,669

17.1

Hemlock

2,482

15.9

Spruce, Black

2,482

15.9

Pine, Ponderosa

2,380

15.2

Aspen

2,295

14.7

Butternut

2,100

14.5

Spruce

2,100

14.5

Fir, Balsam

2,236

14.3

Pine, Western

2,236

14.3

Basswood

2,108

13.5

Cottonwood

2,108

13.5

Cedar, White

1,913

12.2

6 Comments:

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I am taking a Thermal Solar class for Clean Energy, Green training and a homework assignment was to find out how many BTU's were in a cord or wood, (oak).
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