Many people told me that oak was by far the best wood to burn for heat. In 6 years of heating with wood, we never had that luxury. This is about to change as a massive oak on our land came down of its own volition. I finally went after it this week end. It’s pretty hard to go through given it’s odd position but the rapid yield makes up for the hard work. Now I have to say I never carried such heavy logs, likely a sign of the wood’s density. I had to split it on the spot to get pieces I could move. Besides its density, it splits relatively easy and makes an unusual very dry almost gun-like sound upon impact. I’m a fan already.
Good spot to spend an afternoon in spite of the crappy weather. I had to make a path so I could turn the ATV around further.
I can’t wait several months of seasoning to try oak, so I brought a piece inside for a quick dry. We’ll throw it in the fire box for a special occasion :).