Firewood in Illinois



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Many people enjoy the feel of a wood burning fire in colder weather. Over two million cords of firewood are produced in Illinois each year. As energy prices continue to increase, more people are using or considering firewood as a supplemental heating source.

For woodlot owners, firewood harvesting can provide a way to produce income and manage the timber for future timber harvesting or recreation.

This site provides basic information on what to consider when buying or selling firewood, safety issues when harvesting or burning wood, and types of wood burning equipment.  Many links to other sites have been provided as well. 

  • Firewood in Illinois provides information on
  • Wood BTU Values & Firewood Characteristics
  • Forest & Woodlot Management
  • Cutting Wood Safely
  • Buying and Selling Firewood
  • Emerald Ash Borer Information
  • Wood Stoves and Fireplaces
  • Burning Wood Safely, and more!

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