is a source of heat used by many Nebraskans, and more
firewood will be burned as the cost of other energy
sources, such as gas and electricity, rises.
all wood burns the same.
is the densest firewood available in Nebraska. It is
best to burn dense woods including oak, ash or mulberry.
and tendency to smoke and spark are most important when
wood is burned in a fireplace. Some types of woods spark
or throw hot embers. In an open fireplace this could
cause a fire. Conifers are more likely to do this because
they have a high resin content.
issues with firewood:
firewood is brought indoors to burn, you might find
several insects. These rarely cause any problems in
are practically never found in firewood stored outdoors
this time of year. In Nebraska, the termites nest deep
in the soil during winter where temperatures are warmer.
you bring your firewood inside and you start seeing
insects moving about, do not panic! Use a vacuum cleaner
and sweep them up. Never treat firewood with insecticides.
It is best to keep your firewood outside until you are
ready to burn it.