Does ash make good firewood? How does it compare to red oak and hickory?
All three — ash, red oak, and hickory — are on the list of firewood with the highest heat value, where 1 cord = 200 to 250 gallons of fuel oil. The other woods on this list are American beech, apple, ironwood, sugar maple, white oak, and yellow birch. Any one of these woods provides an economical way to heat your home in the winter.