I’m sitting here on a brisk evening wondering about the mulberry tree I cut down earlier cause it was dead. I have no clue if it’s a good wood to burn or not, so I had done some research and have found out some really interesting information. So I created this post to talk about what I learned about mulberry firewood.
Mulberry firewood burns great. Because it gives a lot of heat and burns for a good period of time. The only downfall is that mulberry sparks like crazy when it’s burning.
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Splitting Mulberry Firewood
Splitting wood is important to help it dry faster but it’s one the easiest wood to split especially when you season first then split the firewood, the best way to split your wood is by using a hydraulic log splitter other than using a splitting ax it can become to time-consuming.
Seasoning Mulberry Firewood
It takes a year for this particular firewood to dry out cause it holds a lot of moisture and the way you can tell is if it’s still green but over time it does eventually starts to fade out in color.
The reason why you want to leave it dry out the proper way because the less water and fibers have become more brittle which therefore makes it easier to split the wood.
Mulberry burns very similar to oak but only when its seasoned the proper way.
You might want to look into a moisture meter to test the moisture content before you burn it. You can find them on Amazon for a decent price. Here is a link to the one I have. Moisture Meter (Link To Amazon). Just make sure its 20% or lower and it’s safe to burn.
Mulberry Firewood BTU
The thing is Mulberry is a dense wood has a high BTU and also has a very high water content when it’s green and it takes a long time to dry it takes about a year to two years to fully dry out.
The key thing is that you have to have it off the ground and ventilated it so it can dry out fully. Cause Mulberry wood likes to hold onto its moisture, the BTU is the amount of energy that is required to heat one pound of water at one degree Fahrenheit. BTU stands for British Thermal Unit.
One of the most special qualities of this wood is its beautiful aroma. It has a sweet smell and it also makes a good air freshener throughout your house.
The sweet smell comes from all the natural sugars inside the wood. Overall I would love to have this particular wood in my house during the cold winter nights.
In general, if I had to choose any wood I would choose mulberry wood, not saying that other wood isn’t better wood to burn. But I prefer a wood that gives off a lot of heat.
It’s generally up to people on what they prefer, there are other woods out there that is better quality wood but its easier to get you hands-on.