Introduction

Many people enjoy the feel of a wood burning fire in colder weather. Over two million cords of firewood are produced in Illinois each year. As energy prices continue to increase, more people are using or considering firewood as a supplemental heating source.

For woodlot owners, firewood harvesting can provide a way to produce income and manage the timber for future timber harvesting or recreation.

This site provides basic information on what to consider when buying or selling firewood, safety issues when harvesting or burning wood, and types of wood burning equipment.  Many links to other sites have been provided as well. 

If there are topics related to firewood that are not currently covered in this site you would like to see, please let us know!