When it comes to Oregon white oak firewood, also called Gary oak, there are mixed opinions about this hardwood. Many people will swear that it makes poor firewood but I find that it burns just fine. It has one of the higher BTU ratings of the oaks and puts out a lot of heat over a long period of time. If you want to get up in the morning to a bed of coals that are still hot, white oak is a good choice of wood to put in the fire the night before.
The disadvantage of Oregon white oak is it produces a lot of ash and it can be messy. The bark is flaky and can be almost powdery. White oak trees can also grow a thick carpet of moss and lichen which in itself can be messy. Pieces of moss fall off and it can hold a lot of debris like dirt and sawdust.
Oregon White Oak is a deciduous broadleaf tree that ranges from Southern California to Southwest British Columbia.
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