Hemlock Firewood

The three major species of hemlock, mountain, western and eastern hemlock are low density softwoods. Hemlock firewood can put out a lot of heat but it burns up quickly.

As with a lot of the softer woods, hemlock dries quickly but also can hold onto moisture if laying on the ground or in a damp or unventilated area. It pops and sparks as it burns, which can be a hazard, but also nice for ambiance if you want a nice crackling fire. This makes it good for fireplaces and outdoor fires. It is good for starting fires and for kindling.

Hemlock Firewood BTU

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2 thoughts on “Hemlock Firewood”

  1. That would be interesting to know but I doubt that information will be easy to find. Limbs on conifers are usually slower growing and have tighter rings than the stem. I would imagine they are more dense so would have more BTU than the stem wood.

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