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TONY'S FIREWOOD

6000 AUBURN BLVD.

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA 95621

 

(916) 722-FIRE

(916) 969-WOOD

 

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HARDWOODS

 

Hardwoods are very dense and they have more BTU's (= heat) per volume as compared to softwoods.  For all practical purposes hardwoods are the best choice for firewood.

Tony's hardwoods include: Oak, Almond, Eucalyptus, Sycamore, and Walnut. 

 

SOFTWOODS

 

Softwoods are less dense than hardwoods and tend to burn very quickly. They are good for starting a fire but will release a low amount of BTU's (= heat) per volume.

Tony's softwoods include: Doug Fir, Pine, Cedar, Modesto Ash, Chinese Elm, and Amber Wood.

 

MIXED WOODS

 

Tony's Firewood mixed woods is a combination of our hard and soft woods.  Why Do We Supply Mixed Loads? To get the best possible result from burning logs in an open fire, a good mixture of logs that will provide both heat and flame are recommended.

For all practical purposes mixed woods are the best choice for home owners. 

 

COOKING WOODS

 

Tony's Firewood sells all types of cooking woods to restaurants and the backyard chefs of Sacramento.  Tony's cooking woods include: Apple, Cherry, Apricot, Peach, Oak, and Almond.

 

 Seasoned Firewood that has a moisture content less than 40% that will allow the wood to burn effectively and release the potential BTU's (heat). Wood that has been properly split and stored will promote the evaporation of water. In most areas of the country, especially the Northeast, it will take up to 12 months for split hardwood to be properly seasoned. Wood with more than 40% moisture content should not be burned for home heating. The minimum moisture content for optimal BTU's is no more than 20% to 30% moisture and as low as 10%. Below 10% the wood will burn too quickly.

Signs of properly seasoned firewood include: checks (cracks) in the ends, loss of wood color, lighter wood, loss of bark, no signs of mold/fungus, lack of smell and a loud "clang" when banged together end to end (like a baseball bat).

Approximate Heat Content Per Cord of Woods Used for Firewood in California (Dry Basis)1
NOTE: Tony's Firewood DOES NOT stock all of the woods listed in this
table. For our current stock, please click on a �Purchase Firewood� button.
Type of Wood Heat Value/Cord
(million BTU)
Type of Wood Heat Value/Cord
(million BTU)
Alder
Almond
Apple
Apricot
Avocado
Cedar
   Incense
   Port Oxford
Cherry
Chinkapin
Citrus
Cottonwood
Cypress, Monterey
Douglas Fir
Elm
Eucalyptus
   Blue Gum
   Lemon Scented Gum
   Mountain Gum
   Red Gum
   Rose Gum
Fig
Fir
   Grand
   Red
   White
Laurel
   Bay
   California
15.7
32.9
27.5
28.3
20.7

16.0
17.6
27.0
18.9
33.8
14.0
19.3
21.5
20.7

28.0
30.6
24.3
30.6
27.5
23.3

15.2
16.1
15.7

23.3
23.3
Laurel (cont.)
   Myrtle (Oregon)
   Pepperwood
Madrone
Mahogany, mountain
Manzanita
Maple
Oak
   Black
   Blue
   Coast Live
   Canyon Live
   Tanoak
   White
Olive
Peach
Pear
Pine
   Digger
   Knobcone
   Lodgepole
   Monterey *
   Ponderosa
   Sugar
Plum
Redwood
Walnut
   English
   Black

23.3
23.3
24.8
39.8
32.0
19.6

22.6
38.2
28.5
31.7
26.1
28.2
37.3
32.5
32.0

20.5
17.2
17.3
22.0
18.3
16.2
25.6
18.5

22.5
23.5

1Wood specific gravity and heat value are both necessary for calculation of fuel value. Both have been determined for most woods but data were estimated for a few uncommon species, based on local laboratory experience.

DOLLARS & SENSE

Four main factors affect how much heat you will get from your firewood:
  1. Heat content of the wood you purchase (millions of BTU/cord). See the heat content section for details.
  2. Dryness or wood moisture content. This affects the burning efficiency. Basically, damp wood is not as efficient.
  3. Efficiency of your wood-burning appliance.
  4. Fire management skills.
With the optimum combination of factors you can receive up to 60 times more heat per cord of wood! At Tony's Firewood we will be glad to advise you on any aspect of firewood burning.

 

Fire wood For Sale
Front view of 1/2 cord of wood.
HELPFUL HINTS

To Enhance Your Wood-Burning Experience:
  1. Always use a spark arrestor on the top of the chimney.
  2. Make sure the damper is open.
  3. Keep the log grate to the rear of the firebox directly under the flue.
  4. Keep a layer of ashes under the grate.
  5. Start the fire slowly for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Don't burn paper, but if you must, roll tightly and place under logs
  7. Have your chimney inspected once a year especially if you burn pine.

How to Store Your Firewood:
  1. Store firewood away from your house.
  2. Store firewood away from insects and rodents.
  3. Store firewood on a pallet and off the ground for air circulation.
  4. Keep the wood dry and exposed to sun and wind - this continues the drying process.
  5. Rotate the woodpile to burn oldest wood first. This keeps insects and rot down.

 

Contact Tony Today

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TONY'S FIREWOOD

6000 AUBURN BLVD.

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA 95621
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(916) 722-FIRE (3473)                    (916) 969-WOOD (9663)

 

Tony's firewood serves the greater Sacramento Areas including:

Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Folsom, Shingle Springs, El Dorado Hills, Rancho Cordova,

Elk Grove, Galt, Davis, West Sacramento, Woodland, Antelope, North Highlands, Roseville,

Lincoln, Auburn, Granite Bay, Loomis, and Newcastle.

 

Tony's Firewood has the best firewood at the best prices in Sacramento. 

We sell Sacramento seasoned firewood and have thousands of satisfied customers.

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This site was last updated 10/18/09