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Wood Fuel Information

Buying and Burning Fuelwood

Recent increase in fuel oil costs and concern over fossil fuels and climate change has led many Islanders to reconsider firewood for their homes. Properly seasoned fire wood can give good value for money, and can help to improve the quality of the forest if it is harvested in an environmentally responsible fashion. This document is meant to be a general guide to several key factors Islanders should consider when buying and using wood to heat their home.

Note: Many serious pests have been introduced to PEI by transporting infected firewood into the province. Visit the Canadan Food Inspection Agency website for information on why people should not move firewood from one location to another.


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