While Mulch Express USA is best known for our quality mulch products, we are increasingly becoming well known for our firewood as well.
Our firewood consists of a mix of hardwoods that are indigenous to the tri state areas.
We offer face-cord /cord quantities of mixed hardwood firewood from our lot for customer delivery. A face cord measures 4 feet high by 8 feet long and will generally fill a regular size pickup to the top of a standard size bed when thrown in loosely. Our firewood is cut to 18″ lengths (shorter pieces may be mixed in) and is dry-seasoned on our lot. Please call for further information.
We will ship to deliver multi-cord quantities. This will mainly consist of mixed hardwoods. Shipment quantity will depend on state weight limitations and trailer size.
We season our wood in 20 foot log lengths for at least a year. We then cut and split the wood a few months before you receive it. It sits and further seasons in a large pile. Because the wood is recently split and we may be pulling from the center of the pile that day we recommend the following:
We sell only clean local hardwoods. Ash, Oak, Maple, Locust, Cherry, Walnut, Beech, Birch and Hickory are the most common. No soft woods such as pine, tulip or sumac, unless upon request. We do not sell wood with rot or insect damage.
A standard cord is 128 cubic feet (Figure 1). This may be 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet or 4 feet by 2 feet by 16 feet or any other combination yielding 128 cubic feet.
Actual volume of solid wood in a cord varies from 65 cubic feet for small, crooked sticks, increasing with the size and straightness of the sticks up to about 90 cubic feet.
Average for this region is about 80 cubic feet. The shrinkage in volume between a cord of green wood and a cord of seasoned wood is about 8 percent.
Another common measure used in selling firewood is the “face cord” (4 feet by 8 feet by 24 inches) (Figure 2) For 24″ firewood this would be 2 rows deep. However, depending on your supplier, the length may vary from 16 inches to 24 inches. If the wood is 16″ long 1 cord would consist of 3 rows of 16″ wood stacked 4′ deep X 8′ long. Therefore if you were kneeling down looking at the first row of wood (or the face of the pile) that first row is the “face” cord: 4 x 4 x 16″.
Equivalent heat of other fuels compared to a cord of air-dried wood (80 cubic feet of solid wood content at 20-percent moisture) based on a heating-unit efficiency of 100 percent.
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