All wood coming from the job sites and local tree companies are dumped and than transported to the holding yard to await being processed into firewood; each load is sorted as this is done into the different grades of firewood
Processing the wood
After the wood has been sorted by firewood grade; it is loaded by skid onto the loading deck awaiting the processor. Small cut ends or rounds are sorted onto a different log table. This table is designed to handle anything than can’t go through the processor. This wood is cut by chainsaw, split on a 42ton splitter and thrown loose into bags.
Pickup & Delivery
Once the wood is within the seasoned window; it is prepared to be loaded on trucks and trailers in order to go out for delivery
Firewood Grade Description
Low grade– Consists of the following species of wood- Cottonwood, Poplar, Willow, Aspen and other wood that is native and abundant in this area of MT, hence the lower cost; less creosote- slightly lower output of heat unless stove is full; longer and cleaner burning than the mid grade; steady heat; can have slightly more ash build up; Great wood to heat a home
Mid Grade– Consists of Ponderosa Pine, Lodge pole Pine, Black Pine, Larch Pine, Cedars etc.; has a higher output of creosote and slightly shorter burn time than the other grades; it has a higher initial output of heat and it is a great smelling and sounding wood when burned.
Semi Mid Grade-An in-between grade from Mid grade and High Grade; consisting of Fur and Spruce. Low to little creosote output; harder wood that burns hot and longer; sounds and smells great!
High Grade- Hardwoods-Consists of Ash, Elm, Locust, Oak, Walnut, etc.; has the highest btu/heat output; lasts longer in the stove; can take more to time get started in the stove but once started it takes less wood to heat an area than the other grades
High Grade- Fruitwoods- Consists of Apple, Cherry, Plum, Maple, Alder, etc.; This wood is sorted off for smoking purposes- BBQ’s in the backyard, restaurants, food trucks. Clean burning; great for adding that flavor to a meal
All Wood is Dry and Ready to burn at 10-20% Moisture Content
All Wood is cut to 16″on average and split with face no bigger than your hand-There will be a little kindling in the bags
Our large firewood bags are a heaping 1 cubic yard bag of loose split firewood
Our small firewood bags are 20″x30″ x20″ – Great for camping or transporting firewood in the home while keeping the mess in one place
Palletized Firewood= This measures (Half cord)- It will fit in the back of most trucks; If you are wanting it delivered and set somewhere, we would recommend using our bags.
Full loose Cord (Mid Grade & Low Grade Only) which is dumped on site
Firewood is available for pickup from our location.
Our 1 cubic yd bags can be delivered, and set on site at your location. We are able to fit though a 3.5ft gate. The Large Bags eliminate the need to stack firewood; as well as keeping the mess in one contained place. You don’t need to touch it until you burn it. Great fit for right inside of garage- near patio- car port- open shed
Your initial purchase of our firewood bag will have the cost of the bag included- if the bag is reusable, you will then be able to swap out for a new bag of firewood when we deliver again or you pick up. The price of the new wood after that goes down by $10/bag.
$30 per bag Stacking Fee
Bags– $2/loaded mile- within 10 miles of our location- $4/loaded mile after that- dry road conditions
Loose Cord– Free delivery within 10 Miles- $4/loaded mile after that- Dry road conditions
Burning Firewood Suggestions
Depending on your heat output needs, Low Grade will work great for moderate to cold evenings and days- I suggest that if you have a wood burning stove- trying a 2 to 1 ratio (2 bags Low Grade/ 1 bag Pine) By mixing these two you can utilize the hot quick burn of pine to get the low grade going well- which will have a longer burn time and leave you with a pan of coals in the morning. If you don’t want to worry about mixing, our semi mid and high grade woods are the best option for higher and longer heat outputs.
Another suggestion if you are only burning pine or Mid grade- Every 8 bags or so- try burning a bag of our High Grade (Hardwoods); After inspecting and cleaning your chimney the hardwoods are cleaner and hotter burning and will help with the buildup of creosote in the chimney. Inspect and clean the chimney at least once a year to be sure things look good for continued burning.