Black cherry is a relatively low BTU hardwood that burns with medium heat. Black cherry firewood burns well but not as long or hot as the more dense hardwoods like oak. Despite this, it is usually well liked and makes good firewood. It dries quickly and splits easily.
A lot of people like burning cherry wood because it produces a nice fragrance as it burns. It is also great as wood for smoking foods.
Cherry will rot and grow fungus easily so it’s best keep it dry if you are going to store it for a long time. If you have cherry trees or logs that you are considering cutting into firewood, you might want to check and see if they would be more valuable for saw or veneer logs. Cherry can be valuable as lumber so someone might be willing to pay you good money for them.
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