USDA Certified • Heat Treated • Kiln Dried
Our high-quality firewood is certified heat treated with the USDA and the NH Department of Agriculture to achieve standards of a minimum wood core temperature of 160° F for 75 minutes.
Typically, this is accomplished in the first 8 to 12 hours in a kiln. However, our firewood remains in our high-temperature, high-air-velocity kilns to dry for an additional 48 to 72 hours or until it reaches an ideal moisture content for burning. This added drying time ensures our firewood will light quickly and burn for a long time to create a comforting heat and mood that only a well-built fire can.
The makers of heat treated firewood hold a legal compliance agreement that wood is heated to a certain core temperature for a certain amount of time.
The heat treatment standard set by the USDA is 140° F for 60 mins. The State of NH Department of Agriculture’s heat treatment standard requires meeting standards set by the state of MAINE and NEW YORK which are more stringent; 160° F for 75 mins. These approved standards are in place to help control the spread of invasive insects, specifically the emerald ash borer and Asian longhorn beetle.
One Vital Cause
We stress the value of using only certified heat treated, kiln dried firewood for your fires due to its ability to ignite quickly and burn for a long time, but more importantly, it is insect-free. Invasive pests travel on non-treated firewood and can cause irreparable damage to healthy forests. We strive to eliminate that worry by providing consumers with heat-treated firewood and kindling.
160° for 75 minutes
Three Great Products
Mixed Northern Hardwood
0.75 cubic foot
A mixture of hardwoods comprised of maple, beech, birch, ash, oak producing the highest BTU value.
0.40 cubic foot
A mixture of softwoods comprised of Eastern White Pine and Hemlock ensures success in getting your fires started.
0.75 cubic foot
A mixture of softwoods preferred for its colorful and varied flames, pleasant pine fragrance, and classic crackling charm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is your wood safe to cook with? Your label says it’s been treated? Are chemicals used to treat your wood?
Our wood is all natural, safe to burn, and safe to cook with.
The treating method referred to on our label is Heat treated. Heat treating refers to the method of drying wood with heat in kilns to control the spread of invasive insects. The makers of heat-treated firewood hold a legal compliance agreement that the wood is heated to a certain core temperature for a certain amount of time. The heat treatment standard used by the USDA is 60 minutes at 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The State of NH Department of Agriculture’s heat treatment standard requires meeting the standards set in place by the state of MAINE and NEW YORK which is more stringent; 160 degrees Fahrenheit for 75 minutes.
These temperatures ensure that any insect larvae are extinguished. These approved standards are in place to help the control of the spread of invasive bugs, specifically the emerald ash borer and Asian longhorn beetle. Ossipee Mountain Firewood™ is certified by both the USDA and NH Dept. of Agriculture.
We are a wholesale supplier, we do not sell directly to consumers. In general, we sell our firewood products by tractor-trailer loads to major retailers, and by truckloads quantities to campground owners.