With fuel prices soaring, wood heat is having a resurgence in popularity. Sales of wood stoves and fireplace inserts continue to grow due to the relative affordability of firewood.

We urge you to only cut or buy local firewood.  Moving firewood more than 50 miles from where it was cut can lead to transporting invasive bugs and disease that kill trees.

Here are some tips about firewood, both for landowners who can cut firewood and improve their woodlands, as well as for homeowners hoping to save a few dollars in home-heating bills during the winter.

Questions & Answers About Buying or Cutting Local Firewood

OFS Forestry Notes - Tips for Homeowners
Firewood:  How to Obtain, Measure, Season, and Burn, OSU
Managing Your Woodlot for Firewood, OSU 
Safe Use of Chainsaws, OSU 

 

Where to Cut Firewood in Oklahoma