Firewood Moisture Testing
It pays to get wood early as firewood sellers struggle to
supply ready-to-burn firewood in the winter months.
The Regional Council undertakes random checks of firewood
sellers in Rotorua to see if they are supplying wood within the
Wood Fuel Classification Guide between 15 to 25 percent moisture
During three years of testing, results have been
Firewood with high moisture content does not burn well therefore
it does not heat homes well either. It also produces much more
pollution than dry wood.
Results of moisture testing of Rotorua firewood sellers