Where we keep the wood and where customers can store the wood after they get it - no bugs
From the moment it comes out of the kiln this wood is stored out of the weather every step of the way from when it comes out of the kiln till it is stacked by us where you want it. This is what we mean by “from forest to fireplace”. We take care of it for you. We do not want any wetting of the wood so you get the full benefit of consistently good burning wood. We do not deliver on a rainy day just for that reason.
Because it is kiln dried and so much effort has been put into getting the wood dry and keeping it that way we feel that the wood should be stored inside out of the weather or be covered. Customers keep our wood in basements, closets, coal bins, extra rooms or wood racks. The wood has been heat treated to its core so no living bugs or pests are in the wood that could be brought into the house get warmed up and them come out.
It is not a good idea to store uncertified kiln dried wood inside because of the problems dealing with all the moisture in the form of water vapor that will be released from the wood as it is drying and possible insects that come out of the bark and that have burrowed into the wood. The warm house inside will make them think it is spring time
No it has been heated well above the state required kill temperate of any bugs . It has been heated all the way through the wood to kill all the bugs and any dormant things contained in the wood or bark.
Un-managed and not monitoring the movement of un-treated firewood has been implicated in the spread of Dutch elm disease, emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, thousand cankers disease of walnut, Asian long horned beetle, Sirex wood wasp, Goldspotted oak borer and other native and non-native insect and disease problems. Whole species of trees have been almost wiped out by some of these diseases. Elm trees used to populate and be a dominate street tree in new England now you hardly see any. Some of these pest’s life cycles is tied to being in or on the wood for part of their life. Others are produce fungal spores that then can be moved with the wood as firewood is transported.