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 several Crown land lots on the Sudbury Forest available for the public to harvest their own fuelwood for the duration of the 2020 to 2030 Forest Management Plan

Fuelwood permits are issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources.

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’ - MNRF 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