Buying and Burning Firewood

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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 Do Not 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.
Firewood consumers can visit Energy Rebates for information on how to apply for the provincial share of the HST on firewood products.

Fuelwood Producers List - 2020

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 Royalty Vernon and Corine Myers 404 Georgetown Rd 902- 652-2202

Montague Ryan Wood Producers Ltd. Montague RR#3 902-838-2688 
Montague David Backman 975 Line Rd 902-838-4943
Wood Islands Rory MacDonald 153 Stewart Point Rd. 902-969-7800
Queens County        
Orwell Victor MacLeod or Dan Murnaghan 468 Uigg Rd


Mount Stewart Richard Gill Elliotvale RR#5


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

Cornwall Stephen Lank Cornwall 902-566-4583
Emyvale Robert Crawford Emyvale 902-621-1928
Riverdale Steven Osborne Riverdale 902-675-2416 
Kelly's Cross Matt Hughes 1440 Route 13 902-314-2117 
Prince County         
Kinkora Joe O'Connor Kinkora RR#1 902-887-3382 -
West Devon Wood Contracting (Glen Wood) 36473 Western Road 902-859-2811  
Miscouche Edwin DesRoche Miscouche


Richmond Steven Arsenault St Philip

Richmond Leonce Arsenault Richmond 902-854-2210 -
O'Leary Truman Betts O'Leary RR#2 902-859-3459 -
O'Leary Kelly Wood O'Leary 90-859-1201 -

To list, update or remove your contact information on the Fuelwood Producers List, please contact Kelley Farrar at 902-368-6450. NOTE: Confirmation of your information will be required by email or written letter.

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/cord
Red Pine (Pinus resinosa) 17.9 million BTU/cord
Poplar (aspen and poplar 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


Date de publication : 
le 14 Août 2023
Environnement, Énergie et Action climatique

Renseignements généraux

Division des forêts, de la pêche et de la faune
Pépinière J. Frank Gaudet 
183, chemin Upton
C.P. 2000
Charlottetown (Î.-P.-É.)  C1A 7N8

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