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What Can Firewood Be Used For?

It’s that time of year again; we’ve traded in our flip flops and sunglasses for scarves, jingle bells, and hot cocoa. With the holidays just around the corner, you may be wondering what you can do to make sure that your time with your family is extra special and memorable. A great way to conjure up those warm and fuzzy holiday sentiments is to build a fire! You can buy firewood directly from Porter Tree Services. There are several ways that you can use firewood throughout the holiday season to create great memories with your family and friends. Just remember to practice proper fire safety, and you’ll be creating great moments that your family will talk about for years to come.

Fireplace or Woodstove

If you have a fireplace or woodstove, there’s no better way to bring your family together than by firing it up! The first step to using a fireplace or woodstove is to make sure that your chimney is properly cleaned out. An uncleaned chimney can lead to a chimney fire, which would be a terrible way to start off the holiday season. Play it safe and either clean your chimney yourself or, better yet, call a professional chimney sweep to clean it for you. After you’ve received your firewood from Porter Tree Services, make sure that you store it in a dry, safe place. Many woodstoves are equipped with space for cooking. Consider putting a big pot of water, pinecones, cinnamon, and cranberries on your woodstove; this will fill the room with festive holiday scents. Just remember to keep an eye on it!


If you are a brave soul, you and your friends are still camping late into the fall season. Minimize your efforts by buying firewood ahead of time! You can stock up on firewood so that not you nor your friends will have to worry about salvaging enough wood from your campground. Again, make sure that you store your firewood in a safe space that keeps it dry. Check the rules for your campground about bringing your own firewood; some campgrounds do not allow campers to bring their own wood for fear of introducing pests to the local environment.

Fire Pit

You may not have a fireplace in your home, but if you have a fire pit on your deck or near your home, then now is the time to utilize it! A fire pit provides a taste of the camping experience with all the comforts of home nearby. When your family gathers together, young children can roast marshmallows, older children can tell ghost stories, and adults can spend valuable time together. If anyone feels uncomfortable from the cold, the warm house is a step away! Basking in the warm glow and nostalgic smell of a fire is a great way to create life-long memories.

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