For the serious wood stove enthusiast, you may want to invest in hardwoods like oak, ash, hickory, walnut and fruit trees such as apple or cherry.
Hardwoods are denser woods that burn hotter and longer than softwoods, but you’ll need to let them season for up to 2 years. (Ash is an exception and can be burnt a bit earlier although the wood burns best when seasoned.)
There is absolutely no point in burning unseasoned wood as you will be boiling water, and this is just inefficient and bad for the environment.
You’ll find that hardwood is more expensive to purchase than softwood like pine and fir. But the hardwood burns longer so you’ll need less wood Read more