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2/23/2015
By Jennifer Kongs

For this couple building a homestead in northeastern Kansas, wood heat was a "no brainer." Follow along as they discuss their options and the ins and outs of creating an off-grid homestead.

"Before we even began the discussion about solar panels vs. wind turbines vs. ground-source heat

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Better Business in 2015 - February Newsletter

Last month’s newsletter was met with enthusiastic feedback and requests for further ideas on how to improve your firewood business in the year ahead.

In the last issue, we mentioned that the number one advantage that a legitimate, tax-paying business has over the “rusty pickup guys” is legitimacy itself -- those avoiding taxes by flying under

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Can we feel good about firewood?

Sonoma County Gazette, Feb 2015
Scott Salveson
Director, National Firewood Association

The history of firewood is well understood, but there seems to be some confusion about where firewood belongs in our current fuel strategy. Some view firewood as dirtier than coal, others are beginning to see the big picture and hope to shape the future

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As Utah debates seasonal stove ban, Salt Lake County adopts stricter rules

Heated Up! Blog by the Alliance for Green Heat

As Utahns debate a seemingly doomed proposal to ban seasonal stove use, Utah’s most populous county enacted its own rules banning stove use on both mandatory and voluntary air actions days as of Jan. 1, 2016. In other counties, voluntary air action days continue to be voluntary.

This will

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Firewood shortage becomes fuel for frustration

January 19, 2015
By Jack Newsham Globe Correspondent
Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/Boston Globe Staff

Most suppliers are now completely out of wood, and what is available costs 15 to 25 percent more than last year.

Last winter’s numbing cold created a run on firewood over the summer as New Englanders stocked up early to make sure their

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Beginning in March, only heat-treated firewood allowed in Smokies

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 11, 2015

GATLINBURG, Tennessee — The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has adopted new restrictions on firewood usage.

Park officials said in a statement that campgrounds will allow only heat-treated firewood that has been certified beginning in March.

The policy aims to slow the spread of invasive,

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Smokies to crack down on firewood regulations

By Joel Davis
THE DAILY TIMES

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will begin enforcing stricter firewood regulations this year.

Starting in March, only heat-treated firewood that is bundled and displays a certification stamp by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or a state department of agriculture will be allowed for use in Park

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Better Firewood Business in 2015

Better Firewood Business in 2015 Happy New Years! The National Firewood Association’s mission includes the preservation and constant improvement of the Firewood Industry’s reputation and image. Over the course of 2014, we talked to a lot of industry professionals whose biggest pain point was the “Weekend Warriors.” These weekend warriors, also referred to by many as ...

Firewood as fuel

Firewood is the oldest source of fuel for heating. For many, it remains the optimum choice for personal use. Well-seasoned wood can be an excellent financial and environmental choice.

Bill Cook, Michigan State University Extension

Most of us who burn wood have already dug into the winter supply. The snows have fallen and the season has

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Wood boiler not a nuisance: Morgan County, UT

A Morgan County judge has concluded that smoke billowing from a residential wood-burning boiler did not pose the kind of nuisance that an unhappy neighbor could collect damages for.

Without a specific prohibition against burning or diagnostic evidence linking Martha and Clayton Ericson’s medical complaints to the smoke, 2nd District...

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March 6, 2015 at 1:00 am

Thanks so much for sharing our story. Please feel free to like Tylers Firewood Company to follow his success!

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U.S. Forest Service Chief Lays Out Strategy, Agency Priorities in Senate Testimony

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U.S. Forest Service Chief Lays Out Strategy, Agency Priorities in Senate Testimony

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TYLER'S FIREWOOD - THE STORY!
Tyler was born with a moderate learning disability. He had few friends, was bullied and alienated. He persevered and in 2011 became infatuated with wood collecting and chopping. He made a business of it while at the same time giving back to charity. (The Semiahmoo House Society) Tyler and his firewood company have enjoyed success beyond anyone's wildest dreams - and it's only begun!! Tyler's Firewood Company is actively pursuing an investor to help perpetuate the dream of purpose and success for many instead of just himself. Tyler's story has a life of it's own!

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Stocking up on logs before mud season gets here!

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Nice setup, all prepared for their new DYNA SC-14 Firewood Processor! I wonder how long it took to start processing those logs after we dropped off the machine?

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New 2040xp2 in production at Warwick Tree Service! Their previous 2011 2040 circle saw trade in is now available!

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Now here's how you unload a 2040! Twin cranes at Warwick Tree Service in Road Island!

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A Carbon Monoxide detector isn't something people normally think of when it comes to wood stoves... think again! These folks almost died from a leaky stove.

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VOCM.com | Warning for Woodstove Owners

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People being warned of danger of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Which Renewable Energy Sources Will We Include in Our New Home?

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Before beginning construction on their new home, one couple assesses which renewable energy sources make sense for their location and situation.

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February 24, 2015 at 1:46 pm

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What a great idea. Looks like that door could use some insulation and a vapor barrier, though...

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A client asked what those doors are called where you can load the wood from the outside, and then unload the wood from the inside, so I went online and found this photograph. If it can be built so as to keep out bugs and burglars, it would be a really great idea! See Hearth.com for more information...

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Broken heater-no problem for a logger :)

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Nova Scotia producers send scarce wood pellets overseas

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LINWOOD — If you can’t find wood pellets to burn to heat your home this winter, you can take comfort in knowing that our abundant supply went to overseas markets. Or, maybe you wouldn’t find that comforting.

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Tell Congress to Support Heating Locally with Renewable Biomass!

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The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) requests your support of the soon-to-be introduced “Biomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2015” (BTU Act), a federal bill that would qualify modern biomass heating systems for the same investment tax credits that already exist for all other renewable energy tec…