Firewood Availability

Areas for public harvesting of firewood are set aside during the planning process. For permits to cut firewood please contact Mike Bulova (564-7865) at the Sudbury District MNR Office.

 

PUBLIC FUELWOOD ON THE SUDBURY FOREST

There are six Crown land lots on the Sudbury Forest available for the public to harvest their own fuelwood for the duration of the 2005 to 2010 Forest Management Plan:

Appleby Twp

North of St. Charles on the Gervais Road

Carlyle Twp South side of Killarney Highway at the west end of Carlyle Lake
Delamere Twp North of Alban on the Delamere Road
Lumsden Twp Nelson Lake Road
Scadding Twp Ashigami East Road
Trill Twp Between Armstrong and Ministic Lakes on Chicago Mine Road

Fuelwood permits are issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources at the McFarlane Lake office.  Call Mike Bulova at MNR at 564-7865 to get a fuelwood permit.  The standard permit is for 7.5 m3, or about 3 bush cords, and costs $30.00 (As of April 1, 2008). Larger permits are also available.  Permits expire 60 days from date of issue or March 31 of any year, whichever comes first.

Some helpful information:

1 bush cord = 4 ft by 8 ft by 4 ft
1 face cord = 16 in by 8 ft by 4 ft
1 bush cord = 3 face cords
1 bush cord = 2.4 m3

Approximate number of trees needed to yield 1 m3 of fuelwood:

Diameter at Breast Height

Approx. Number of Trees to Yield 1 m3

cm

inches

Hardwood

Softwood

8

3.1

40

42

10

3.9

26

30

12

4.7

16

21

14

5.5

10

15

16

6.3

7.5

11

18

7.0

6

8

20

7.9

5

5.5

22

8.7

3.7

4.5

24

9.4

2.9

3.7

26

10.2

2.4

3.2

28

11.0

2.0

2.9

30

11.8

1.7

2.4

32

12.6

1.5

2.0

34

13.4

1.4

1.7

36

14.2

1.2

1.5

38

15.0

1.0

1.3

40

15.7

0.9

1.0

42

16.5

0.8

0.9

From ‘Wood…Take a Stand and Make it Better’ - MNR publication for Woodlot Management and Plantation Improvement by R.N. Staley.

Fuelwood can be purchased from these suppliers affiliated with the Sudbury Forest:

G.W. Sutherland Contracting,  Worthington 705-866-0300
D. Lachance Logging, Alban 705-898-2663