Cutting Small Limbs for Firewood – Is it Worth it?
Hey it's Brock here with Rock Hill Farms And in yesterday's video I split up a Bunch of firewood and I actually timed It to see how long it took me to get one Quart of wood And what all of this is driving towards Is It make sense to cut your own firewood And can you make money Selling firewood because it's a very Time consuming and labor-intensive Activity And if you just like doing it that's all The reason you need right but I am Looking at it from the point of view Does it make sense financially to split Your own firewood And second question does it make sense Financially to split firewood to sell as A full-time job or a side business with Different levels of equipment but the Part of that I want to look at today Is the small stuff And in a video where I was limbing up This big tree over here I took Everything that was not a log anything That was like four inch and down drug it Off to the brush pile and I got a lot of Comments saying you know this guy is a Joke he's wasting all that firewood the Question of what to do with the limbs is An interesting one I have a wood chipper That can chip up to five inch material But that's labor intensive and you get
Almost nothing for it You get a little bit of chips but it Doesn't add up to very much when you Look at the cost of wood chips Then you got the other option of say I Don't want to mess with this push it Into a pile and burn it That seems wasteful If it takes time to Harvest that wood into firewood You have to find a point where it's Worth it and where it's not Obviously you're not going to take this Tiny tiny stuff it'll burn but also Nobody wants that as their firewood no One wants little tiny limbs as firewood So there has to be a cut off point to Say how small is too small so today I'm Going to work on some of the stuff that You guys encouraged me to pull out of The brush pile [Music] Foreign [Music] [Music] Wow [Music] [Applause] [Music] Foreign [Music] [Applause] [Music] Foreign
[Music] Foreign [Music] May seem weird to use a skid steer when I'm debating The profitability of Using this smaller Smaller material for firewood but you Know I didn't buy the skid loader for That but the only reason I needed it is Because I had already used it to shove That pile up so high that I couldn't Reach it with the chainsaw this is Exactly the size material I'm talking About There are a couple chunks in here like From here down that clearly should be Firewood but what about the rest of that From there up What do you guys think [Music] [Music] [Applause] [Music] Foreign [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Music] [Music] All right [Music] [Music] All right
[Music] [Music] Hey hey Hey hey [Music] So I had a few limbs like this diameter That got pushed into my burn pile my Brush pile and I didn't realize that I'd Left stuff that big in there but when You get to this size or smaller I think that needs to stay in the brush Pile It all depends on what you're trying to Accomplish if you just have a tree down And You enjoy doing it go out there and cut That thing all the way down but if You're trying to produce a lot of Firewood I don't think there's any way that it is Worthwhile to go smaller than this Because it's all tangled and it's got Too many bends in it and for me there's Just no there's no way so a lot of what You see way back here A lot of those piles back there I'm Gonna pick a couple chunks out of and It's all going into the brush pile So let me know what you think how small Is too small for firewood I appreciate You taking time to watch this video I'll Put links on the screen to a couple more Of our videos and I'll see you next time