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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