Western White Pine

Pinus monticola

Western White Pine is a low density softwood that is not often used for firewood partly due to it’s low availability in most areas. White pine firewood  burns fast and has a low BTU rating and produces a low amount of heat. Western White Pine is a conifer that grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada mainly in the Cascades, Sierras and northern Rockies.

Unfortunately I don’t have it’s BTU rating but if anyone has it feel free to post it or your experiences with western white pine firewood below.

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  1. Giving all white pine a bad word is kinda like saying all of man is bad!!!! I cut white pine that is over 250 years old before the died, the tight grain of this wood makes it burn much like hemlock and has a greater btu than new stand white pine. Old growth is a totally different ballgame.

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