Splitting Norway Maple For Firewood - October 2022
As I mentioned in the post showing how we had our Norway Maple tree removed, we had the wood processed into rounds. 16 to 18" rounds. That I could split as they dried out. I wanted to see how hard these were going to be, so I put one of the larger rounds up on another one and began chopping with my axe. I was able to split the round into about 40 different pieces. Knowing I pay between 25 and 40 cents per piece of firewood, that means that one round processed into about $12-$15 of firewood. Currently unseasoned firewood, but....still...firewood. Here, below, is a look at the wood that came from just ONE round split by hand:
As I empty out one of the racks close to the house, I'll start to fill it with this Norway Maple split wood. Based on what I read on the Web, it doesn't take long for Norway Maple to season from green to 20% in six to eight weeks. That means...that we'll be able to burn this stuff THIS SEASON if I run out of wood.