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Birch cord good price?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by minesmoria, Jul 31, 2009.

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  1. minesmoria

    minesmoria New Member

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    I can get a cord of white birch for $250 now the wood is in a town 100 miles away from me inland, and that includes delivery to the coast.

    We dont have any birch along the cost here, birch sure doe's burn hot and coals last long in my summit stove

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I guess whether it's a good deal or not depends on a few factors . . . namely being where you are located, what other species of wood are available, etc. For me, I wouldn't pay that price, but then again I live where wood is plentiful and in particular there are a lot of hardwood species with better BTUs available . . . other folks may live in an area where softwood is more common.
  3. gerry100

    gerry100 Minister of Fire

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    Birch is an average wood to burn, inferior to oak and maple for example better than pine.

    Make sure its' been split as birch dries very poorly through the bark and will rot internally ( remember the Indians used the waterprof bark for canoes).

    $250 not such a good price.

    What's at the coast for wood?

    Oak, Maple, Ash closer and cheaper mifht work better for you.
  4. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    I pay $100 per cord for Black Ash logs and my supplier said he could get me Birch for less than that. Birch does have a bit more BTU but it takes longer to season, is harder to split, leaves more mess, stinks, and gives me slivers so I choose to burn Ash instead.
  5. gerry100

    gerry100 Minister of Fire

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    Moving a cord of wood 100 miles ( 200 round trip if he returns empty) is expensive.

    You'll be paying more for transport than for the wood. And it's mediocre stove wood.
  6. minesmoria

    minesmoria New Member

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    I am on the bc coast it is all softwood, but inland there is birch. I can load my summit stove at 11:30 pm and get up 8:00 am and there is still enought coals to ket it going again.
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