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Is Spruce Wood Good for a Wood-Burning Stove?

Is Spruce Wood Good for a Wood-Burning Stove?

Is Spruce Wood Good for a Wood-Burning Stove?.

Burning Spruce
Spruce is easy to split, and catches fire easily. Spruce is a softwood, which means it seasons more quickly than hardwoods.
Avoiding Spruce
Spruce does not produce high amounts of heat, but does produce a number of sparks, which is a safety concern. Spruce contains large amounts of sap, which can get on your skin and clothes, and is difficult to clean up.
Bottom Line
Overall, spruce is a poor choice for firewood, due to the low heat output.

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