Wood splitting involves the process of taking a large log or tree trunk and splitting it into smaller, more manageable pieces of wood. This process is typically done using a specialized tool called a log splitter, which is designed to cut through the wood easily and quickly.
Firewood can be a cost effective and cozy source of heat during the colder month, but splitting wood can be a challenging and time-consuming task, especially for those who do not have the right equipment or experience. That’s where our professional wood splitting services come in!
Our team of skilled and experienced tree care professionals uses state-of-the-art log splitters to quickly and safely split even the largest logs into manageable pieces of firewood. We take great care to ensure that the wood is split evenly and cleanly and neatly bundled for storage.
Firewood can be broadly classified into two types: softwood and hardwood. These types of woods have different characteristics that make them suitable for various purposes, including burning.
Softwood comes from coniferous trees, which include pine, spruce, fir, and cedar. It is lightweight, easy to split, and burns quickly with a bright flame. Softwood is ideal for starting fires because it ignites easily due to its low density and high resin content. It is also cheaper than hardwood and readily available in many regions.
One downside of softwood is that it burns out quickly and produces a lot of smoke and soot, which can lead to creosote buildup in chimneys. Additionally, because of its high resin content, softwood can leave behind a sticky residue on surfaces if not burned completely.
Hardwood comes from deciduous trees, which include oak, maple, ash, and birch. It is denser and heavier than softwood and requires more effort to split. Hardwood burns slowly, producing less smoke and creating long-lasting coals that provide consistent heat. It is ideal for cooking and heating purposes.
One of the downsides of hardwood is that it can be more expensive than softwood due to its density and slow growth rate. It is also more difficult to ignite than softwood and requires a hotter fire to start. However, once it is burning, it produces a lot of heat and can provide a long-lasting, steady source of heat.
There are several different ways in which wood can be prepared for use as fuel or firewood, depending on the type of wood, the intended use, and personal preference. Here are some of the most common methods of preparing wood for use as fuel or firewood:
Gather friends and family around an outdoor fire pit to roast marshmallows, make s’mores, or simply enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a crackling fire. Alternatively, an outdoor fireplace or chiminea can provide warmth and light for your outdoor living space while adding a touch of ambiance and charm to your backyard.
Use your firewood to cook up some delicious meals over an open flame. From grilling steaks to baking pizzas, there are many ways to use your firewood as a cooking source
If you have a sauna, you can use your firewood to heat it up and enjoy a relaxing steam session.
If you enjoy woodworking, you can use your firewood as a source of raw material for your projects. From carving spoons to building furniture, there are many possibilities for creating beautiful pieces from your firewood.
For those who are more creative, firewood can be used as a medium for art projects. You can paint or carve designs onto the wood, or even use it as a canvas for pyrography (wood burning).
If you have friends or family members who appreciate the beauty and warmth of a fire, consider giving them some of your firewood as a gift. You can even bundle it up in a decorative package to make it look more festive.