BIGWOODY FIREWOOD SALES - PENTICTON BC - PHONE: 250-488-4949

FREE DELIVERY OK FALLS, SUMMERLAND, NARAMATA, KALEDEN
AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN!

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Here is some info and pics of 2 cords of fir loaded on a trailer
This is a hand stacked load of premium well seasoned fir firewood
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This is a trailer that's 14' long X 8' wide X 2' deep. The load was "hand stacked" until the end when to top off the load several pieces were jammed in the space at the back and thrown on top.
This is a serious amount of weight to tow as the trailer probably weighed at least 3000 plus lbs empty, and the 2 cords of fir firewood weighed at least 6000 lbs. Close to 10,000 lbs. Lotta weight!
As mentioned on the Home Page its simple to calculate how much wood is there. Just multiply the height, width, and depth measurements and you have your cubic feet. it takes 128 cubic feet to make up a cord. The finished load is the pic of the trailer with the back doors closed (far right). You can see its well topped off and jammed tight in the back.


DRY WOOD VS. WET WOOD VS. GREEN WOOD AND SEASONED WOOD - EXPLAINED

Firewood is often described as "dry, wet, green or seasoned" and often times lots of wood is described as "poor" (I've heard many descriptions used for poor wood). Usually when describing firewood it is based mainly on how it burns (obviously). If it burns long, gives good heat and doesn't keep going out constantly, its usually considered "nice wood" ..but why? Well, because it means that the wood is relatively dry and "seasoned" properly. If the wood is "green" it doesn't burn properly and will likely create frustration and cold, unhappy people. Also green wood has trapped moisture deep in the cells. Its this trapped moisture that heats up when in the fire and expands with no place to go and "pops" and "spits" sparks onto your carpet.

Green firewood is wood that HASN'T been cut, split and left open to the air circulation long enough to dry the cells of the wood all the way through the pieces. When a live tree is first fallen, it is by most standards considered dead. But the tree doesn't know this yet. This is the reason that freshly fallen trees often have live leaves or needles (branches etc) on them for many months after being dropped. The tree maintains life as long as there is water in the tree to support the living cells, and only once the tree uses its moisture content up will the tree accept the fact that it truly is dead. So, by cutting the tree into 15/16 inch rounds ASAP after falling, the drying process is accelerated and also helps eliminate dry rot that can set in if moisture remains trapped in the tree.

In our climate (South Okanagan) the air moisture content is low almost all the time, and this means that any moisture anywhere is consumed rapidly by the dry atmosphere. After a rain, grass and puddles etc. tend to dry up pretty quick. So does "wet" firewood.
So having firewood exposed to the elements even for a couple days of rain really doesn't change the burn characteristics of the firewood. Unless the firewood is left wet for a very long time, moisture won't soak into the wood and will simply dry up like your lawn or that puddle in your driveway. Sometimes even in the Winter when it constantly stays well below freezing, we can encounter such low humidity that the drying process can in fact be quicker than a nice hot stretch of weather in the Summer!

Firewood can actually become too "dry". If left for too many years with no moisture contact at all, the wood becomes so dry that it burns away too quickly. This is the main problem with "beetle kill pine", it's water supply is completely cut off by the beetle and the standing live tree consumes all the moisture available then dies standing. The result is a dry-rot trunk and newsprint dry upper portions of the tree. The dry-rot trunk is unusable, and the newsprint dry upper portion burns like newsprint (poof, its gone in minutes) which means you and your family have to work shifts around the clock loading the stove to keep some heat. Just like the old firemen on locomotives!

Try to make sure you purchase dry, seasoned firewood from someone you can trust, and you should be good to go.
If you inadvertently end up with wood that is not properly seasoned, remember that just a few months or so of leaving the wood alone to dry out will make it just fine to use. It is never a waste that time won't fix.
Hopefully this little explanation helps you with making a decision about the next couple of cords you buy to keep 'ya warm!


A lot of time, hard work and expense goes into harvesting quality firewood
We currently have extremely high quality firewood available!


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FREE LOCAL DELIVERY INCLUDED - EXPLAINED

The local delivery area is the City of Penticton and these outlying areas: Naramata, Summerland, to the north of Penticton and OK Falls to the south of Penticton and anywhere in between (are considered within the local area and qualify for free delivery). Free delivery beyond Penticton City does not apply to the $30 firewood boxes, however depending on circumstances at the time, it may work (call).

There will be an additional fuel surcharge for delivery to Apex Mountain, Oliver, Osoyoos and areas beyond our local areas noted above.

Delivery is to the local address and the firewood off-loaded only (not packed or stacked). Every attempt will be made to put the load as close as possible to the requested storage spot. Any additional carry, pack, or stack will be quoted by the hour and must be discussed in advance of delivery.


Bigwoody Firewood Sales - Penticton BC - Phone: 250-488-4949

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