Not all woods yield a flourishing fire. One of the most important decisions you will make when selecting firewood is what kind of tree to use. Hardwoods like oak burn very hot and create little soot. This series shows you what to look for and which wood is best to stay away from. Learn more about picking the right tree in our Firewood How-To Guide.
And if you’re interested, get to know the different varieties of trees using the STIHL Encyclopedia of Trees. Once you find your tree, next up is preparing a safe tree-splitting environment.