The Most Important Plant

Trees make up the largest biomass in the world; they provide more fuel than any other biological matter.

Trees remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than any other plant or human effort: a signifi cant factor in reducing global climate change. Interestingly, the largest
forested area in the world is in Siberia.

Fuel values of common woods expressed in gallons of number two fuel oil per cord are:

Ironwood-150 
White Oak-135
Beech-130
Red Oak-126
Hard Maple-126
White Ash-117 
Soft Maple-110
Black Cherry-100 
Black Ash-97
White Pine-80
Poplar-75
Butternut-71
White Cedar-63
 
There is a direct relationship between the dry weight of wood and its fuel value.

Carl Sholz
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