Aspen trees for wood burning?

booboo60August 30, 2008

Has anyone had any experience burning aspen in a wood stove? It is plentiful where we live and have heard some people say it is a good burning wood.

I never see it advertised however. Any ideas?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

When I was a kid we burned aspen pretty much exclusively because that is what was available where we lived (northern Minnesota). It burns fine but has a lower btu output than other hardwoods (and probably some softwoods). You should pay a lot less for it than for something like oak.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2008 at 7:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

As long as it's dry it burns very well. In New England we burn 'popple', (quaint folk name for poplar, aspen, etc) during the fall and spring. It burns hot and fast and is often enough to just take the chill out of the air without getting the house too hot. But, I wouldn't want to only have that in the dead of winter unless you like to babysit your stove and feed it every two hours.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2008 at 5:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Get some Hedge or Osage Orange and try that after burning Aspen for awhile. My parents have a wood furnace and burn hedge through the dead of winter and it is like burning coal, I don't think there is anything better for the cold of winter.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2008 at 6:36PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
direct vent gas fireplace
Hello, I just bought a house and there is a Monessen...
Non-angled corner fireplace?
How would you describe this fireplace? I've been trying...
How can I update this 60s facade?
The home I'm buying was built in 1959 and I don't think...
replacing wood burning stove with wb fireplace, will it work?
Living room had a wood burning stove. There's a 6"...
Semi-detached home shared flue fireplace
Hi this is my first post to this forum so forgive me...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™