We cut, split and sort our firewood.
- Split-n-Go – the firewood logs are cut to length, split, sorted, stacked for proper measurement and then loaded directly into the truck for delivery. This wood needs to air dry for a full summer outdoors first. Ideally two whole years, in order to maximize BTU generating capability. The time frame depends a lot on the weather through the year.
- Seasoned – the firewood logs are cut to length, split, sorted and stacked into predetermined sized pallet crates to ensure accurate cubic cord measuring. The crates of firewood are then stored in our yard to season. The drying process causes the wood volume to slightly shrink.
- Kiln dried – the firewood logs are cut to length, split, sorted and stacked in predetermined sized crates for accurate measurement and then placed in the kiln until the average moisture content sampling is 20% or less. The drying process causes wood volume to shrink in size. Ready to burn for maximum BTU heat capability.
Prices are listed further down the page. Contact us for more information. Email or call 902-783-2144 with your name, address, phone number along with type of firewood, including quantity and length of stick.
- We are certified by Measurements Canada.
- We are registered with the provincial government as a verified bulk vendor for residential energy supplies.
- We are registered with the Salvation Army to provide residential home heating firewood delivery service for their Emergency Relief Fund program.
Available Rebates and Grants
- Salvation Army – The Heat Fund – Maritime Division – Contact the SA for applying for the funding assistance. The HEAT Fund offers a maximum assistance in the amount of $400 for individuals and families.
- Seniors Care Grant – The Seniors Care Grant helps low-income seniors with the cost of household services (like lawn care, snow removal, grocery delivery, transportation and small home repairs). Grants are up to $500 for each household.
- Antigonish Emergency Fuel Fund – Similar program as the Salvation Army.
- Pictou County Emergency Fuel Fund – Similar program as the Salvation Army.
- Nova Scotia Your Energy Rebate Program (YERP) – Some information about how the provincial government rebates back to the you, the consumer, the provincial portion of the HST applied to your home energy supplies. Since we are already registered with the provincial government for this program, we automatically perform the rebate for you on your invoice (the same as you would see on a Nova Scotia Power utility bill).
- Nova Scotia Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP)- You can apply directly to the provincial government, click on the link for more information. Rebates range from $100 to $200 and are available up to March 31 2023.
- Nova Scotia Senior’s Property Tax Rebate – You can apply directly to the provincial government, click on the link for more information. Rebates up to $800 are available if you apply before December 31 2022.
- Nova Scotia Help With Household Costs for Senior Care Grant – You can apply directly to the provincial government, click on the link for more information. The grant provides up to $500 in funding for eligible Nova Scotians aged 65 years and older who need help around their homes. Covered expenses include snow removal, small household repairs, lawn care, grocery delivery and other needs. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2022, and funds can be used through November 30, 2022.
- Nova Scotia Provincial Income Tax Refund for Seniors Receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement – You can apply directly to the provincial government, click on the link for more information. If you are eligible, the amount you receive depends on how much you pay in provincial income tax that taxation year. The minimum refund is $50 and the maximum refund is $10,000.
- Nova Scotia Seniors’ Home Energy Assistance Program – You can apply directly to the provincial government, click on the link for more information. Seniors who participate in the EnerGuide for Houses program can apply to receive a $150 rebate from the Department of Energy to cover the cost of the initial home energy audit, a provincial grant to a maximum of $1,000, and an additional $400 seniors’ grant to help pay for renovations and upgrades.
- Financial Assistance and Grants Program – The provincial government of Nova Scotia offer grants and forgivable loans to low income households to allow for emergency repairs as well as repairs related to health and safety.
- Home Warming – offers energy assessments of their residence and free upgrades to eligible Nova Scotians.
- Energy Assist – Save up to $400 on energy consuming products, at the store when you purchase and long term from usage in your home.
- Canada Greener Homes Loan Program – Borrow up to $40,000 with 0% interest to retrofit your home.
Are you able to help others in need? A few Nova Scotia organizations allow you to donate online
Compare Energy Cost to Other Forms of Heat
Here is a comparison chart we put together to show you the different consumer products that can be purchased to provide home heating.
What is a cord?
A stacked cubic cord of firewood is defined as a pile of wood that measures 48 inches high x 48 inches deep x 96 inches long (128 cu ft).
A tossed (loose) cubic cord of firewood is generally defined as an unstacked (loose pile) of cut firewood 16 inches long, that is 40% more space than a stacked cord. Example, that measures 48 inches high x 48 inches deep x 135 inches long (180 cu ft) for 16 inch long split wood. 14 inch long pieces take up less space, generally about 160 cu ft.
A stacked cubic cord of firewood is equivalent to a tossed cubic cord of firewood.
Hardwood Firewood, splits and rounds
We split, stack, measure and set out in the field to air dry on crated pallets that we build. Our hardwood firewood is mostly maple with a mix of some birch, ash and beech. Wood that has less than a 4″ face (smaller than 4 inches across) are usually left round (not split).
Woodstove: In general, most customers with wood stoves want 16″ long pieces of wood, split to 6″ width or smaller. Some want 14″ length and even as short as 12″.
Indoor Wood boilers: In general, most customers want 16″ to 20″ long pieces, split to a 9″ face or smaller.
Outdoor Wood boilers: in general, most customers want 24″ to 32″ long pieces, split to 12″ face or smaller.
We offer cutting and splitting services to accommodate your needs.
Some customers want some of their firewood left round (not split). Usually these are customers with a wood furnace. Round wood burns longer so there are less trips needed to tend to the fire.
Contact us for your specific sizing requirements.
Check the chart at the bottom of the page that shows BTU ratings for many of the wood species available in Nova Scotia.
We deliver firewood loose in the truck. The crates we use to facilitate air drying the wood. Crates can be purchased or ask us about building specific crates for your needs.
Drive thru firewood
Stop in and we can load up firewood stacked on pallets or you can take the wood loose in your vehicle or trailer.
Pallet crates are $30.00 each. If you return with the crates so that we can reuse them, a refund of $25 per pallet crate is provided so long as it is in its original condition. A 6-1/2 ft truck bed will fit two pallets. If your truck has one of those aluminum tool boxes, you will only be able to fit 32 cu ft (one pallet). A short bed will not stack in a 1/2 cord unless you have side boards installed to raise the height of the truck bed.
Some folks like this method of yard pick up because they don’t have the storage space to obtain a full winter’s wood. And if you are on a budget, buying your wood as you need is convenient.
For campground and seasonal cottages, we can deliver to your location whatever amount you require.
Did you know?
Firewood is heavy!
Kiln dried firewood (now accepting bookings for 2022-2023 winter season)
We have the capability to kiln dry firewood and kindling year round.
Contact us for a booking date and quote on kiln dried firewood. Wood that is split and stacked, then dried down to an approximate 20% moisture content as seen in the video above.
Did you know?
Pizza oven & Smoker fuel wood.
Pizza ovens and smokers are sensitive to split size and moisture content. Upon request, we can cut to size and kiln dry hardwood for your pizza oven. Contact us for more information.
Hand sorted, air dried, seasoned firewood – (sold out for 2022-2023 winter season)
Seasoned firewood needs to be split, stacked and air dried for several months during the summer at a minimum. Ideally for a full year. Yes, a full year, before being used. We only have limited space to air dry for some customers who don’t have that option of air drying on their own property.
In general terms, with average weather days during June, July, August and September, firewood that has been split and air drying (either stacked in crates or in piles on the ground) during that time is about ready to stack away indoors for the upcoming colder season. The firewood is somewhat dry, but not ideal for burning.
The point we are trying to get across here is that customer’s who want the best bang for their buck for heating with wood, they should plan ahead. Always be thinking 2 years in advance. There should be firewood that will be burned this year, stacked and ready. Then there should be firewood of similar quantity air drying outdoors either in piles or stacked. Air flow is your friend when it comes to drying firewood.
Campfire firewood (limited available)
We select each piece of firewood for quality. In the videos you will see we toss to one side the pieces we find that are lesser grade. That wood is set aside to dry. We label it as C-grade , ‘Campfire wood’, and is useable for campfires, workshop wood stoves, or even for getting your home fire going with a few pieces of kindling. It is a lesser quality and it costs less to buy.
Firewood hardwood ends
Ideal for backyard fire pits, camp stoves or even heating your home. The short pieces dry quickly and burn really well. We use them in our own home. Load from the crate or we can load the crate and its contents onto your truck or trailer. A crate deposit fee refund upon return (mentioned earlier).
Softwood firewood (limited available)
Softwood firewood is a great way to get your fire started. If you are looking for that snap, crackle and popping sound for your campfire, this is the wood you want to burn.
Slab wood 8-12 ft long
Softwood and hardwood slabs, sawmill cut offs and misc pieces in varying rates of dryness.
Kindling – softwood and hardwood
Air dried 1 cubic foot bag of softwood or hardwood kindling. We also offer kiln dried kindling. 12 to 16 inches long.
- Cash on delivery prior to unloading.
- Etransfer to our email email@example.com, payment confirmation required prior to delivery.
- Credit card Visa or Mastercard payments are subject to a 3% convenience fee, payment confirmation prior to delivery.
Firewood Prices per 128 cu ft (delivery extra)
Effective September 01, 2022, there are price increases coming to reflect the increased cost from our wood suppliers, mostly due to fuel price increases.
|Type||Price per cord||Unit||Notes|
|“Split-n-go”||$260.00||128 cu ft||Processed, stacked and measured to ensure you receive the correct amount. Then dump right into the back of the truck and delivered to you. This wood still needs to be air dried over the summer months, ideally outdoors with good air flow. And preferably for at least a year.|
|“Stacked & Seasoned”||$295.00||128 cu ft*||Processed, stacked and seasoned in our yard. Delivered to you later in the year when you are ready.|
|“Kiln Dried”*||$395.00||128 cu ft then kiln dried*||Ready to burn any time of year.|
|Campfire||$236.00||128 cu ft*||Lower quality hardwood. Dryness depends on inventory on hand.|
|Slabs||$25.00||64 cu ft||A pick up truck is approximately same at 64 cu ft. Mostly softwood.|
|Kindling||$7.00||1 cu ft* netted bag||Ready to use.|
|Softwood||$236.00||128 cu ft*||May require additional time to dry depending on inventory on hand.|
|Hardwood ends||$73.75||1/3 cord* crate||Short ends and odd pieces of hardwood. May require additional time to dry depending on inventory on hand.|
* Wood is stacked to be 128 cu ft that is then dried, resulting in a small loss of overall volume due to drying effects.
Videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/woodchuckcanuck/videos
Storage crates available. We can custom build to your needs.
If you have any questions about measuring firewood or ensuring you got what you paid for, please consult the following resources:
Firewood Weights, Energy and Drying Times for Air Dried Seasoned Wood.
Listing native trees found in Nova Scotia. Weight refer to average weight per 128 cu ft (one stacked cord). mBTU refers to ‘thousand British Thermal Units’, a scale of energy given off by burning one cord of wood. Months to dry is the average drying time, site conditions will vary.
It’s worth noting that kiln dried firewood offers up to 25% more BTU’s than that generated from air dried seasoned hardwood.
|Common name||Specie||Green (Fresh Cut) Weight||mBTU||dry time (months)|
|Alder, Speckled||Alnus incana||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Ash, Black||Fraxinus nigra||Protected specie in Nova Scotia|
|Ash, White||Fraxinus americana||3,400 (62,000BTU/100lb)||21.1||12|
|Aspen, Largetooth||See Poplar|
|Aspen, Trembling||Populus tremuloides||2,210||13.7||12|
|Basswood (Linden)||Tilia americana||2,210||13.7||12|
|Beech, American||Fagus grandifolia||3,655||22.7||12|
|Birch, Gray||Betula populifolia||3,145||19.5||12|
|Birch, White||Betula papyrifera||3,230||20||24|
|Birch, Yellow||Betula alleghaniensis||3,570||22.1||24|
|Butternut (White Walnut)||Juglans cinerea||2,125||13.2||12|
|Cedar, Eastern (Red cedar)||Juniperus virginiana||1,955||12.1||6|
|Cedar, White (Northern White cedar)||Thuja occidentalis||1,870||11.6||6|
|Cherry, Black||Prunus serotina||3,145||19.5||12|
|Cherry, Pin||Prunus pensylvanica||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Elm, White||Ulmus americana||2,975||18.4||18|
|Fir, Balsam||Abies balsamea||2,125||13.2||6|
|Hackamatack||(see Poplar, Balsam)|
|Hemlock, Eastern||Tsuga canadensis||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Ironwood (Hop Hornbeam)||Ostrya virginiana||4,250||26.4||24|
|Maple, Red||Acer rubrum||3,230||20||12|
|Maple, Silver||Acer saccharinum||2,805||17.4||12|
|Maple, Striped||Acer pensylvancium||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Maple, Sugar||Acer saccharum||3,740||23.2||18|
|Oak, Bur (Mossycup)||Quercus macrocarpa||3,655||22.7||36|
|Oak, Red||Quercus rubra||3,570||22.1||36|
|Pine, Jack (Princess pine, Scrub pine, Grey pine)||Pinus banksiana||2,380||14.8||6|
|Pine, Red (Norway pine, Bull pine)||Pinus resinosa||2,890||17.8||6|
|Pine, White||Pinus strobus||2,125||13.2||6|
|Poplar (American Aspen)||Populus tremuloides||2,210||13.7||12|
|Poplar (Cottonwood)||Populus trichocarpa||2,040||12.6||12|
|Poplar, Balsam||Populus balsamifera||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Spruce, Black||Picea mariana||2,465||15.3||12|
|Spruce, Red||Picea rubens||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Spruce, White||Picea glauca||n/a||n/a||n/a|