Buying and Burning Firewood

Fuelwood: Safe, Effective and Affordable.

Islanders have traditionally used firewood as a cost-effective and readily available cooking and heating fuel. In recent years high fuel oil costs and concern over fossil fuels and climate change have increased demand for locally produced firewood. 

Properly seasoned firewood provides good value for money and can help to improve the quality of the forest if it is harvested in an environmentally responsible fashion. This document is meant to be a general guide to several key factors Islanders should consider when buying and using wood to heat their home.

Please Don't Bring Firewood to PEI! Many harmful insect and disease pests have been accidentally introduced to new areas by transporting infected firewood and other untreated wood products from one place to another. Visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency web site for information on why people should not move firewood from one location to another.

Where can I buy fuelwood on PEI?

Note: The Fuelwood Producers List is provided to connect producers and consumers and does not necessarily contain information for all Island fuelwood producers*. Any and all transactions are the responsibility of the Consumer and the Producer. 

Fuelwood Producers List - 2016

Kings County        
Community Producer Name Civic Address Phone Number Email
Souris Earl MacDonald 780 Souris Line Rd (902) 687-2672
Southampton Gary MacKinnon Southampton (902) 961-2789 -
Cardigan Frank McAree RR #6 Cardigan (902) 838-4617 -
Georgetown Martinus Rose 2227 Georgetown Rd (902) 838-3013

martinus@greenislepei.com

Montague Greg Ryan Montague RR#3 (902) 838-3034 -
Montague David Backman 975 Line Rd (902) 838-4943 peifirewoodpro@gmail.com
Queens County        
Orwell Victor MacLeod or Dan Murnaghan 468 Uigg Rd

(902) 651-2676

(902) 629-0645

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Mount Stewart Richard Gill Elliotvale RR#5

(902) 651-2059

(902) 651-2625

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Mount Herbert Andrew Attema 2160 Bethel Rd (902) 569-2689 -
Charlottetown Steve Alford Charlottetown

(902) 628-1433

(902) 628-7345 

ccsilvics@pei.sympatico.ca
Cornwall Stephen Howatt Cornwall RR#4 (902) 566-2249 starfishbeach@eastlink.ca
Cornwall Stephen Lank Cornwall (902) 566-4583 slank@eastlink.ca
Winsloe Stephen Pickles Winsloe RR#10

(902) 628-3814

(902) 394-2136

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Churchill Robert Crawford Churchill (902) 675-4405 betterforestmanagement@gmail.com
Riverdale Steven Osborne Riverdale (902) 675-2416 
(902) 394-1881 
jsteven1979@hotmail.com
Prince County         
Kinkora Joe O'Connor Kinkora RR#1 (902) 887-3382 -
Miscouche Edwin DesRoche Miscouche

(902) 436-6043

(902) 439-1410

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Richmond Steven Arsenault St Philip

(902) 854-2158

(902) 854-2176

ajl@bellaliant.net
Richmond Leonce Arsenault Richmond (902) 854-2210 -
O'Leary Truman Betts O'Leary RR#2 (902) 859-3459 -
O'Leary Kelly Wood O'Leary (902) 859-1201 -

To list, update or remove your contact information, please contact Ken Mayhew or call (902) 368-6450

Average Heat Values for Island Tree Species

Properly dried and seasoned firewood is an affordable and efficient fuel for many Island homes and businesses. The Heat Values of Acadian Forest Tree Species contains information on the average heat values (millions of BTU/cord) for properly dried firewood.

Heat Values of Common Island Tree Species

Species Heat Values per Cord
Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea) 16.2 million BTU/cord
Black, Red or White Spruce (Picea sp) 16.3 million BTU/cord
Eastern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) 17.0 million BTU/cord
White Pine (Pinus strobus) 17.1 million BTU/Ccord
Red Pine (Pinus resinosa) 17.9 million BTU/cord
Poplar (poplus sp) 18.2 million BTU/cord
White Birch (Betula papyrifera) 23.4 million BTU/cord
Red Maple (Acer rubrum) 24.0 million BTU/cord
Larch (Larix laricina) 24.0 million BTU/cord
Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis) 26.2 million BTU/cord
Red Oak (Quercus rubra) 27.3 million BTU/cord
Beech (Fagus grandifolia) 27.8 million BTU/cord
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) 29.0 Million BTU/cord

 

Published date: 
September 6, 2016
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General Inquiries

Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division
J. Frank Gaudet Tree Nursery
183 Upton Road
Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-6450
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