Learn how to do home firewood production the right way

I love the idea of harvesting wood to heat my home instead of relying on pellets purchased each fall at the local home depot or worse, oil. I know it’s more work, but there’s just something about sitting around a wood fire as the snow swirls outside that sounds so cozy.

BDN file photo

BDN file photo

But alas, with just a quarter acre in the middle of Bangor, I’m not sure that’s going to happen any time soon. In the meantime, we have a fire pit we use year around to burn brush and logs from the two trees we have cut down.

For those of you who can harvest wood from your property, check out this workshop taking place Saturday on the midcoast.

Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson is offering a Home Firewood Production workshop this weekend from 9 to 11 a.m. HVNC is a nonprofit education and recreation center with 1,000 acres of land that includes more than 25 miles of trails and a large pond.

BDN file photo

BDN file photo

Topics will include heating your home with wood, processing log length wood, how firewood harvesting affects a woodlot and options for storing and drying wood during the summer.

The workshop costs $10-$12 depending on whether participants are members of the nature center. For more information about the class or the nature center visit hvnc.org.

Natalie Feulner

About Natalie Feulner

Natalie Feulner is a journalist and “semi-crunchy” cloth diapering momma to a rambunctious toddler named after a county in California. She drinks too much tea and loves to climb rocks but not at the same time.