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Heat Values of Wood

WOOD BTU/pound BARK TYPE BTU/pound
Bigleaf maple 8,410 American beech 7,993
Black cottonwood 8,800 American elm Ulmus americana 7,385
Cypress 10,660 American sycamore Platanus occidentalis 7,877
Douglas-fir 9,200 Balsam fir 9,339
Hickory 9,360 Balsam fir Abies balsamea 9,437
Lodgepole pine 8,600 Balsam (all varieties) 9,100
Oregon ash 8,200 Beech 7,640
Oregon white oak 8,110 Black cottonwood 9,000
Pitch pine 12,230 Black gum Nyssa sylvatica 8,412
Ponderosa pine 9,140 Black oak 8,340
Poplar 9,630 Black spruce 9,143
Red alder 8,000 Black spruce Picea mariana 8,782
Red oak 9,360 Black tupelo 8,102
Redwood 9,210 Black willow 8,137
Sitka spruce 8,100 Black willow Salix nigra 7,648
Western hemlock 8,620 Douglas-fir 10,100
Western red cedar 9,700 Eastern cottonwood 8,422
White ash 9,630 Eastern hemlock 9,517
White birch 9,340 Eastern hemlock Tsuga canadensis 9,348
White cedar 9,070 Eastern white pine 9,647
White fir 8,300 Elm (soft) 7,600
White oak 9,510 Engelmann spruce 8,830
White pine 9,610 Engelmann spruce Picea engelmannii 8,820
Yellow pine 10,380 Green ash 8,367
    Jack pine 9,393
    Jack pine Pinus banksiana 9,339
    Loblolly pine 9,320
    Loblolly pine Pinus taeda 9,400
    Lodgepole pine 9,382
    Lodgepole pine Pinus contorta 10,760
    Longleaf pine 9,290
    Longleaf pine Pinus palustris 9,130
    Northern black cottonwood 8,765
    Northern red oak 8,896
    Northern red oak Quercus rubra 8,383
    Northern white oak 7,536
    Northern white oak Quercus alba 7,450
    Paper birch Betula papyrifera 9,887
    Pin oak 8,883
    Ponderosa pine 9,616
    Poplar 8,810
    Post oak 6,773
    Quaking aspen 8,712
    Quaking aspen Populus tremuloides 8,897
    Red alder 8,760
    Red alder Alnus rubra 8,410
    Red maple 8,293
    Red pine 9,070
    Red spruce 8,630
    Shagbark hickory 8,423
    Shortleaf pine 9,319
    Shortleaf pine Pinus echinata 9,550