Updated May 19, 2022
We cut, split, sort and stack the firewood into predetermined sized pallet crates to ensure accurate cubic cord measuring. The crates of firewood are then set aside to dry. The drying process causes wood to shrink slightly. We also offer firewood that is kiln dried. 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.
- Salvation Army – COVID Relief Fund – Maritime Division – Same as the The Heat Fund mentioned above. The Fund provides one-time assistance to help Nova Scotians with their home heating costs or electricity bills. Each household may be eligible for up to $400 in support.
- 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 2022.
- 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 2021.
- 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.
- 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.
Are you able to help others in need? A few Nova Scotia organizations allow you to donate online
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 a pile of wood that measures 48 inches high x 48 inches deep x 135 inches long (200 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 equal 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. For the 2020/2021 season our hardwood firewood will be mostly maple with a mix of some birch, ash and beech. Wood that is smaller that 4 inches across are usually left round (not split).
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, not in crates as shown. The crates we use to facilitate air drying the wood. Crates can be purchased.
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 $20.00 each and a refund of $15 per pallet crate is provided upon return of the pallet so long as its 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 helpful.
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)
We have the capability to kiln dry firewood and kindling.
Contact us for a booking date and quote on kiln dried firewood. hardwood or softwood that is split and stacked, then dried down to 20-25% moisture content as seen in the video above.
Did you know?
Hand sorted air dried seasoned firewood – (book now for 2022-2023)
Firewood that is split, stacked and been drying at least 6 months. Customers can purchase this wood by booking it in advance. If you want guaranteed dry firewood, booking is your best chance.
Campfire firewood (limited available)
Hardwood for your cottage, camp or outdoor fire pit. 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 ‘campfire wood’ and is useable for campfires, workshop wood stoves, or even for getting your home fire going with a few pieces of kindling.
Firewood hardwood ends
Ideal for backyard fire pits. Or even use in your home or cottage. Load from the crate or we can load the crate and its contents for a small fee. Crate deposit fee $30 is refundable upon return. Well seasoned so it burns good.
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.
- 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)
|Type||Price per cord||Unit||Notes|
|“Split”||$225.00||128 cu ft||Processed right into the back of the truck and delivered to you.|
|“Stacked & Seasoned”||$260.00||128 cu ft||Processed, stacked and seasoned in our yard. Delivered to you later in the year when you are ready.|
|Kiln Dried*||$360.00||128 cu ft then kiln dried*||Ready to burn any time of year.|
|Campfire||$225.00||128 cu ft||Lower quality hardwood. May require additional time to dry.|
|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||$235.00||128 cu ft||May require additional time to dry depending on inventory on hand.|
|Hardwood ends||$40-$60||1/3 to 1/2 cord||Short ends and odd pieces of hardwood. May require additional time to dry depending on inventory on hand.|
* 128 cu ft that is then kiln 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|