Local Firewood Delivery in Middlesex & Essex Counties, MA
Looking for Local Firewood Delivery? Contact East Coast Tree Service
East Coast Tree Service provides seasoned fire wood delivery in Andover, Bedford, Boxford, Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, Dunstable, Dracut, Georgetown, Lexington, Lawrence, Lynnfield, Lowell, Medford, Melrose, Methuen, Middleton, North Andover, North Reading, Peabody, Reading, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, Wakefield, Westford, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn and surrounding towns.
We are a local family owned tree service company based in Reading, Massachusetts. We offer seasoned and green firewood and you can purchase our firewood in half cords and full cords.
Tips for Properly Seasoning Firewood
Wood is essentially a mass of tiny long tubes, or cell cavities, that run the length of the tree. Moisture exists both as “free water” in these cavities and as molecular water that is locked in the cell walls. When a tree is felled, the slow process of drying begins, and the free water is the first to evaporate. Once the free water evaporates, the moisture content of the wood is around 30 percent. This is called the “fiber saturation point.” After this, water begins to leave the cell walls, and the wood starts to shrink and crack.
For optimal burning, firewood should be dried, or “seasoned,” until its moisture content is less than 20 percent. Firewood with a moisture content higher than that may eventually burn, but it is devilishly hard to light and just as hard to keep burning. Also, your new high-efficiency wood-burning stove or furnace is guaranteed to perform sluggishly as it struggles to burn freshly split, or “green,” firewood—much of the heat and energy content produced are wasted in drying the wood’s excess moisture. Just as important, the stove does not burn the tars and creosote in the smoke produced by the fire, and they end up lining the inside of your flue pipes and chimney. They also blacken the glass windows of your wood-burning appliances and produce a lot of blue-gray smoke, fouling your house and annoying your neighbors.
You can buy already seasoned firewood or buy it green and season it yourself.