How to Find Free Firewood

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Feeding firewood to your fireplace gets expensive. If you can find free or cheap sources of wood, you can stay warm all winter without emptying your bank account. There are many places to find free wood if you know where to look and are willing to haul and cut it yourself. The process of finding it is easy; hauling it off can be physically demanding.

Things You'll Need

  • Gloves
  • Chainsaw
  • Check with your friends. If a windstorm blows down your neighbor's tree, he will consider it a favor if you offer to remove it for him. Take gloves and a chainsaw so you can cut it up as you load it.

  • Read classifieds, whether in newspapers or online. People who need wood removed from their property will often allow you to take it at no cost, as long as you supply the time, materials and sweat needed to remove it.

  • Contact local businesses. A fencing or construction company may have leftover wood that you can use. This wood often ends up in landfills if no one takes it away. Tree trimming companies are also good options for obtaining free wood.


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