I was in a pinch a couple years ago and had to buy. Found a guy that just sold dead standing trees, bucked not split. Was ready for burning that fall.If a person is selling much wood they are most likely selling it for a good chunk of their yearly income or supplemental.....at least around here. My father used to cut and sell wood and normally had around 40 cord of wood cut before fall every year. Now this was with a regular full time job mind you. Now if he was to cut and stack wood up for 2-3 years of average seasoning time for oak.....our predominant tree here......that would eat up a ton of space around the place if you catch my drift. Its just unrealistic for a wood seller to keep that kinda inventory. And on the "seasoned wood" definition.....we r not far from the days gone when smoke dragons were the norm and 6-9 month css wood burned well.
Yes, unfortunately I have always found that to be the case when buying from dealers. Once in awhile I was lucky to find someone on Craigslist that was looking to get rid of their firewood (moving, stopped burning, etc). Anyway, once I got my supply way ahead of schedule, I didn't need to buy "seasoned" wood anymore. I just season it myself.If you buy it, it’s ALWAYS wet!!
That's what I did, although it was already split (which was a good thing). Buying green splits is cheaper and usually without any disappointment (provided that the wood is solid and clean).I don’t buy firewood but if I had to I would do what some others are doing here. I would buy green logs and process and dry myself. That way I have control over my split sizes and lengths
where in NH are you? Who sold you the grapple?Cord of green wood cost $300+ here in NH. Its sold as "seasoned". Usually been sitting for three months and 30% moisture.
I bought a grapple load for $75/cord and I've been bucking and splitting every day for two months after work.
It's an addiction. Just bought a truck so I can scrounge firewood.