At Timber Ridge Firewood, located in Calgary, AB, Canada, we believe clients must understand their products, where they come from, and get the best value from their premium firewood. This blog is the sixth of a series that will cover different types of firewood available in the local market, the features and benefits of each type of wood, and how to utilize wood products effectively. With this knowledge, we hope that firewood users will become more knowledgeable about the products they are purchasing and ensure that they have the best firewood experience possible. Let’s dive right into the sixth part of this series covering Orchard Apple Firwood.
Orchard Apple Tree Sources
Sourced from the Okanagan area of British Columbia, our apple trees are carefully processed to highlight their best qualities. You will also notice that many local residences across Canada have various types of apple trees on their properties. Apple trees are unique for their very dense wood and fruit-bearing nature. For the firewood industry, it is important to work with orchards that cycle their trees sustainably when they no longer produce fruit. When the apple trees become barren, they are cut down, re-utilized, and re-planted. This cyclical process allows us to source and harvest the most beautiful applewood across Canada.
Orchard Apple Firewood Characteristics
Apple firewood is an incredibly dense hardwood with unique grain that is a dark brown or reddish/purple. Applewood grain gets twisted with many knot as it grows, creating interesting patterns in the wood. Since apple is relatively scarce, people try to utilize as many apple tree fibers as possible. This utilization need causes firewood producers and orchards to keep as much of the tree as possible, including all the branches in addition to the trunk wood. When burning apple as firewood, it burns long, hot, and moderate smoke. The smoke makes Cooking with apples so incredible because that smokey flavor will infuse with your food.
Orchard Apple Firewood Utilization
Generally, apple firewood is best suited for smoking, cooking, and spatial heating. Famous for adding a unique smokey flavour to food, applewood is popular with culinary enthusiasts. Since it is a hardwood, it does work for spatial heating in a wood stove or indoor fireplace; however, because of its density, it can be pretty hard to get a fire going and provide a smaller/lower flame level than alternative hardwoods. We recommend people stick to Cooking and smoking with apples because of the novelty and accessibility of the wood. This specialty firewood is hard to come by and works best for roast chicken or brisket.
Our Orchard Apple Firewood
Timber Ridge Firewood sources its Orchard Apple from British Columbia in the beautiful Okanagan. We work with orchards that will provide us with apple trees that have become barren and completed fruit-bearing life cycles. Once removed, the wood is cut to variable shapes and sizes then dried to the optimal moisture level. Our Orchard apple makes for the perfect addition to any indoor or outdoor cooking/smoking system.
Purchasing With Timber Ridge Firewood
At Timber Ridge Firewood, we guarantee our products for quality, dryness, and the quantity you receive. We believe in providing a product and service the promises premium quality, fine attention to detail, and amazing customer service. We work hard to build relationships with our clients and want our products and accessories to create the best firewood experience possible for all of our clients.