Staten Island Firewood For Sale From G&R Tree Service
When it comes to Staten Island firewood, it is more common than you may think that many homes on SI & Brooklyn actually use firewood to partially or wholly heat their homes in the winter.
While some homes use built-in or baseboard heating, many in the more rustic areas of Staten Island opt for the natural warmth of a nice fireplace. Indoor or outdoor. There are certain rules you will want to follow in order to have the most optimal batch of firewood.
The first tip is to find naturally dead or singular pieces of kindling or firewood. What you don’t want to do is start damaging trees by cutting off live limbs or bark. Outside of the damage to the tree itself, live branches contain nutrients and water content that make them hard to burn and use as firewood or firewood starter. Though some trees, such as birch & maple are actually rich with nutrients and can help the surrounding areas retain growth, even when cutting down for firewood or aesthetic purposes.
When scavenging for firewood, always remember to split your wood into even pieces. This not only allows for easier transportation but will aid in keeping the wood dry for longer. by exposing the surface area of the wood cells. Caution must also be taken when prepping and cutting down dead trees with a manual saw or chainsaw. Always wear protective gear and have a friend or spotter with you at all times.
While you could certainly use these tips and start cutting firewood yourself, why not give us at G & R Tree Service a call? We offer 24/7 consultation and service. Let us assess your property, aid in cutting down the right trees, and help you prepare your home & property for the coming winter. If you have lived on Staten Island for more than a few years, you know just how cold the winters can get. Let us help you be prepared.