Fuelwood information

  • U.S. EPA Burn Wise: Safe and efficient wood burning

    Get the most out of your firewood with cleaner, more efficient fires using techniques from the Environmental Protection Agency's BurnWise materials

    Private Firewood Sales

    Looking to purchase firewood from a private vendor? Visit FirewoodScout.org to find vendors in Michigan. Members of the Michigan Association of Timbermen may also have firewood available for sale.

    Buy It Where You Burn It! 

    To help prevent the spread of invasive species, buy or collect firewood where you plan to burn it. For more information, visit the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development website.

    How much wood is in a cord? 

    A standard cord is 8 feet long, 4 feet wide and 4 feet high.

    Firewood, in non-packaged form, is sold by a measurement called a "cord" or "fraction of a cord." A cord is defined as 128 cubic feet when the wood is neatly stacked. You may also hear or see the terms 'ric' or 'face cord' or some other local measurement. These terms have no standard measurements, so make sure that you know the dimensions of the pile of wood being sold. 

Christmas Trees

  • Harvesting of Christmas trees, balsam boughs and any other live trees or branches is not permitted in state forests.

    National Forest Christmas tree permits are available from the Huron-Manistee, Ottawa and Hiawatha National Forests.

    Visit the Michigan Christmas Tree Association for a directory of U-Pick and U-Cut farms.