The Emerald Ash Borer is infesting Ash trees in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Elm is a decent burning firewood but not excellent. Both green and dry logs typically split with one strike of your splitting axe or maul making it a very "user friendly" wood. This is not the case with elm firewood. If you have limited choices and you have elm on hand, you should definitely give it a try. ", Click here to see our tree doctor on the news! Here’s the list from most preferable to least: Burn this:  Oak, Pecan, Hickory, Maple, Pear, Apple, Cherry, Mesquite, Crape Myrtle, Ash, Cedar, Birch, Hackberry, Cedar Elm, Elm, Pine, Not that:  Bois D’Arc (also known as Bodark). #5. This has started many a house fire. There you have it Dallas and Fort Worth fireplace lovers. You can find them on Amazon for a decent price. Don’t buy firewood that's too long to fit easily inside your fireplace or fire pit. AND About how much does monthly pest control cost per tree? The only downside is that buying a wood splitter is going to be a little expensive. We personally use Abraham Velazquez, 469-360-4942 for our office and home lawn care services. J Some say, “Elm is good firewood.” Others say, “Stay away, it’s a pain in the stump.” Let’s list a few caveats regarding Elm: Elm has high moisture content and its ‘stringy qualities’ make it difficult to split. Responds well to steam bending, and holds nails and screws well. When it is dry it literally goes up in flames. Also, cycle through firewood. Pricing/Availability: Should be moderately priced, though availability from mature trees has been greatly diminished by Dutch elm disease. Most people will agree that it is okay, but not perfect. Christmas Tree Recycling and Happy New Year! Well, you came to the right site! Remember, Oak needs to be split, and then left to season for 12 months. Moisture Meter (Link To Amazon). If you want to have the best smelling campfire of your life, you should definitely check out our article on the 11 best smelling types of firewood. Oak is terrific wood to burn whether you want to burn it in your fireplace, wood-burning stove, BBQ pit or smoker. BTU Of Firewood. A sharp splitting axe will help cut the fibers, but a hydraulic wood splitter is really the best way to split elm. This means that you’ll be able to use it much faster than you would otherwise. Pecan is a great burning wood. Burn This, Not That by Dallas Tree Care Specialist and Tree Doctor. It accumulates as a resin on the inside of chimneys from the wet vapors rising from burning wet wood. Using standing, dead elm trees is a good idea. Wood-boring insects, of any kind, are evil! Only burn well-seasoned wood in your fireplace. Note *2. Grain/Texture: Grain is interlocked (making it very resistant to splitting). If you’re going to be working with elm, you’ll definitely want to buy a wood splitter. Odor: Elm usually has a strong, unpleasant smell when green; though once dried has very little odor. #3. Distribution: South-central North America, Tree Size: 65-100 ft (20-30 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter, Average Dried Weight: 41 lbs/ft3 (655 kg/m3), Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .54, .66, Modulus of Rupture: 13,500 lbf/in2 (93.1 MPa), Elastic Modulus: 1,480,000 lbf/in2 (10.21 GPa), Crushing Strength: 6,020 lbf/in2 (41.5 MPa), Shrinkage: Radial: 4.7%, Tangential: 10.2%, Volumetric: 15.4%, T/R Ratio: 2.2. Wet pine, however, has high levels of pitch/resin and will produce copious Creosote. Creosote is a partially-combusted and carbon-substance, produced by burning unseasoned wood. Burning Bois D’Arc is a dysfunctional way to start a much larger fire than you intended. You don’t want to treat the wood with any chemicals since you may be breathing the carcinogens and other nasty by-products produced from burning insecticide soaked wood. Do you need to purchase a tree? Also planted widely as a landscape tree. They make for quality fireplace burning and will add a subtle flavor to BBQing. There are pros and cons associated with using elm firewood. #2. With American Elm, the BTU is going to drop to 20 million. DO NOT BURN Bois D’Arc! A little Pecan-smoke goes a long, flavorful way. Pine is fine. If you don’t split the wood, it is going to take too long to season. It burns well, maybe… too well. Before you can begin burning elm or any other type of firewood, you have to let it dry thoroughly. Also, the smoke from Oak is a pleasing flavor enhancer. Is Maple Good Firewood: [Splitting, Seasoning Time, BTU]. Fantastic Job on Rush Tree Removal Service by Carlos Martinez. Below you will find the wood common to the Dallas/Fort Worth area we recommend you burn or not burn. Our White Rock Tree Wizards professionals, in their personal lives, do a lot of BBQing and smoking our meat. Comments: Elm trees are commonly infected with Dutch elm disease, a fungal disease spread by elm bark beetles. A good fire is really one of the most cost-effective ways to keep your home warm during the winter. This is a disease that kills elm trees. It is great for woodworking, fence-posts and mailbox posts. Again, attempting to split elm firewood is going to be incredibly tough. A quick look at Burn This, Not That. That’s why Oak, Pecan and Hickory will cost you more if you buy it. Splitting And Drying Cedar Firewood. Cedar smells wonderful when you burn it for heat, whether indoors or out. There are pros and cons associated with using elm firewood. By Dallas Arborists, The White Rock Tree Wizards. Venmo, Zelle and PayPal now all available. J Some say, “Elm is good firewood.” Others say, “Stay away, it’s a pain in the stump.” Let’s list a few caveats regarding Elm: