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Common Name Species Name Pounds/Cordsort descending MBTU/Cord
BALSA Ochroma pyramidale 935 5.8
BAMBOO Poaceae bambusoideae 1,615 10.0
CEDAR, WHITE (WHITECEDAR) Thuja occidentalis 1,870 11.6
SPRUCE, ENGELMANN Picea engelmannii 1,955 12.1
CEDAR, EASTERN (REDCEDAR) Juniperus virginiana 1,955 12.1
BUCKEYE, OHIO Aesculus glabra 1,955 12.1
COMPRESSED SAWDUST LOGS* Presto homofecit stipes 2,000 17.0
COTTONWOOD (POPLAR) Populus trichocarpa 2,040 12.6
BUTTERNUT (WHITE WALNUT) Juglans cinerea 2,125 13.2
PINE, WHITE (EASTERN) Pinus strobus 2,125 13.2
FIR, BALSAM Abies balsamea 2,125 13.2
BASSWOOD (LINDEN) Tilia americana 2,210 13.7
ASPEN, AMERICAN (POPLAR) Populus tremuloides 2,210 13.7
PINE, WHITE (IDAHO) Pinus monticola 2,236 14.3
WILLOW Salix 2,295 14.2
FIR, CONCOLOR (WHITE) Abies concolor 2,295 14.2
CATALPA (CATAWBA) Catalpa speciosa 2,380 14.8
PINE, PONDEROSA Pinus ponderosa 2,380 14.8
ALDER, RED OR WHITE Alnus rubra or rhombifolia 2,380 14.8
PINE, JACK (CANADIAN) Pinus banksiana 2,380 14.8
SPRUCE, SITKA Picea sitchensis 2,380 14.8
PINE, LODGEPOLE Pinus contora latifolia 2,465 15.3
HEMLOCK Pinaceae tsuga 2,465 15.3
SPRUCE, BLACK Picea mariana 2,465 15.3
PINE, PITCH Pinus rigida 2,635 17.0
FIR, DOUGLAS Pseudotsuga menzies II 2,805 17.4
MAPLE, SILVER Acer saccharinum 2,805 17.4
SYCAMORE, AMERICAN Platanus occidentalis 2,890 17.9
MAPLE, BIG LEAF Acer macrophyllum 2,890 17.9
ELM, WHITE (RUSSIAN) Ulmus laevis 2,890 17.9
ASH, BLACK Fraxinus nigra 2,890 17.9
BOXELDER (MAPLE ASH) Acer negundo 2,890 17.9
PINE, NORWAY (RED) Pinus resinosa 2,890 17.9
EUCALYPTUS (RED GUM) Eucalyptus camaldulensis 2,975 18.4
ELM, AMERICAN Ulmus americana 2,975 18.4
COFFEETREE, KENTUCKY Gymnocladus dioicus 3,060 19.0
SORREL (SOURWOOD) Oxydendrum arboreum 3,060 19.0
ELM, RED Ulmus rubra 3,060 19.0
CHERRY, BLACK Prunus serotina 3,145 19.5
TAMARACK (LARCH) Larix laricina 3,145 19.5
BIRCH, GRAY Betula populifolia 3,145 19.5
HACKBERRY Celtis occidentalis 3,145 19.5
JUNIPER, ROCKY MTN Juniperus scopulorum 3,145 19.5
WALNUT, BLACK Juglans nigra 3,230 20.0
MAPLE, RED Acer rubrum 3,230 20.0
ASH, OREGON Fraxinus latifolia 3,230 20.0
BIRCH, WHITE (PAPER) Betula papyrifera 3,230 20.0
ASH, GREEN Fraxinus pennsylvanica 3,400 21.1
MAPLE, BLACK Acer nigrum 3,400 21.1
ASH, WHITE Fraxinus americana 3,485 21.6
MYRTLE, OREGON (PEPPERWOOD) Umbellularia californica 3,485 21.6
APPLE Malus domestica 3,485 21.6
OAK, RED Quercus rubra 3,570 22.1
BIRCH, YELLOW Betula alleghaniensis 3,570 22.1
BEECH, AMERICAN Fagus grandifolia 3,655 22.7
OAK, OREGON (GARRY) Quercus garryana 3,655 22.7
OAK, BUR (MOSSYCUP) Quercus macrocarpa 3,655 22.7
MULBERRY Morus rubra 3,740 23.2
LOCUST, BLACK Robinia pseudoacacia 3,740 23.2
MAPLE, SUGAR Acer saccharum 3,740 23.2
MADRONE, PACIFIC (ARBUTUS) Arbutus menziesii 3,825 23.7
OAK, POST Quercus stellata 3,825 23.7
LOCUST, HONEY Gleditsia triacanthos 3,825 23.7
HICKORY, BITTERNUT Carya cordiformis 3,825 23.7
BEECH, BLUE (IRONWOOD) Carpinus caroliniana 3,825 23.7
BIRCH, BLACK Betula lenta 3,910 24.2
OAK, WHITE Quercus alba 3,910 24.2
DOGWOOD, PACIFIC Cornus nuttallii 3,995 24.8
HOLLY, AMERICAN Ilex Opaca 3,995 24.8
HICKORY, SHAGBARK Carya ovata 4,080 25.3
PERSIMMON, AMERICAN Diospyros virginiana 4,165 25.8
HOP HORNBEAM (IRONWOOD) Ostrya virginiana 4,250 26.4
OSAGE ORANGE (HEDGE) Maclura pomifera 4,845 30.0
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