Native to Asia, the Emerald Ash Borer was discovered near Detroit, Michigan, in 2002, and now has spread across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The larvae feed on the inner bark of ash trees, wrecking the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients. So the skinny 50-year-old ash trees that gave our farm its name are dying, and we are cutting them up and selling them for firewood as we try to repopulate the forest with native trees and shrubs.
Ash is a hardwood known for its remarkable combination of strength and elasticity (think baseball bats). It makes a steady fire with good heat, and burns cleanly without gunking up your flue. Mixed with our ash is an occasional oak or elm or hickory tree — all hardwoods that burn hot.
All of our firewood is split and seasoned. We joke that the wood burns so well because it already has been seasoning for a few years while dead but still standing — we call this process “sun drying”.
We also offer custom wood racks of any size, built from pressure-treated lumber and stainless-steel hardware.