Where Do You Buy Firewood? What Do You Pay for a Cord?

It's getting chilly. Where can we find firewood and what do you think is a reasonable price?

Temperatures have been dropping the last couple of days, and with weather predicted to be in the 50s the rest of the week, it appears the cold may be here to stay.

To those of you who heat your home with wood: have you already purchased a cord or two? If not, from whom are you buying wood this year? What's the going rate for a cord and what do you think is a reasonable cost?

Share your advice in the comments, and look for input from your neighbors across the region.

Kristen Pugliese Sullivan October 08, 2012 at 06:43 PM
This is my second year in my home with a wood burning insert. I purchase 7 cords of wood to heat my home this year... last year I went through almoat 5. I purchased 4 from Evergreen in hopkinton. This is debarked, which burns cleaner and was $295 a cord. Then a friend had sold me some for about $200 a cord.
Danielle Horn October 08, 2012 at 08:00 PM
We use "Horn backyard." Only cost is hours and hours of cutting and splitting! :-)
Charlene Arsenault October 08, 2012 at 09:27 PM
I have used Craigslist...twice...for purchasing firewood. The first time, a huge load was delivered to the house. I ordered a cord, and it seemed like even more than that. The guy who brought it...who called himself "Firewood Jim".... was describing the logs as he threw 'em off the truck. "Hear that?..Hear how it sounds like a bowling pin? That's a beauty." Well, the wood was completely unseasoned. This stuff wouldn't burn if doused with gasoline. The second time I responded to an ad, I happened upon someone I knew...coincidentally...and that wood is fantastic. He is out, now, though, and I need to find a new fireguy.
Leisha Fontecchio October 09, 2012 at 11:38 AM
My husband and I live in Northboro and have been in the business of selling firewood for 5 years now. Our wood is cut around 16 inches and we only sell "hard" wood. We screen our wood 2 times before it gets loaded onto the truck for delivery. On thing to note is that our wood is cut and split onto a concrete pad, not the direct ground. This limits the amount of dirt that is on the wood. We know that customers do not want a mound of dirt with their wood!!! Pricing: 1/2 cord = $165 1 cord = $275 (cash), $285 (paid with check) For more information, call 508-509-2039 and ask for Leisha. Please note that theses prices are for Northboro and the surrounding towns.
Kathy Musiak October 14, 2013 at 07:56 PM
I also am in need of a recommendation. This is our first year with a fireplace and also our first year in Shrewsbury. We are looking for seasoned wood.


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