Ponderosa pine firewood is easy to burn and produces good flames that make it a decent choice of firewood for fireplaces and campfires. But being a low density softwood it burns fast and has a low BTU rating so it’s not the best wood for wood stoves and home heating. It ignites easily and makes good kindling especially if the pieces are resinous (pitchy).
Ponderosa Pine is sometimes called Western Yellow Pine or Bull Pine. Ponderosa Pine grows mainly in the mountainous areas covering a large area of the Western US especially east of the Cascades and Sierras.
Jeffery pine firewood is so similar to ponderosa that most people would not be able to tell the difference between the two.
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