How Long Have They Been in Business?
A reputable company that is worth looking into has more than a couple of years of experience in the firewood and timber harvesting industry. Look for a business with sufficient expertise and knowledge of the best industry practices.
Is There a Quality Guarantee?
Look for full cord firewood guarantees. What is a cord? It’s wood that is usually stacked together in a pile measuring 4’ wide x 4’ high x 8’ long.
Do They Sell Seasoned Hardwood?
What is seasoned hardwood? It’s wood that has had ample time to dry and harden since it was cut. Seasoned wood burns better and longer and gives you more for your money. Inquire of the company’s firewood and make sure they sell wood that’s been dried for a minimum of three months.
Do They Offer Stacking Services?
A reliable, legitimate firewood supplier company will offer stacking services to save you time.
Do They Abide by Maryland’s Best Management Practices (BMP)?
You want to make sure the company you hire uses environmentally stable timber harvesting methods. BMP enforces sustainable harvesting and helps keep forestry practices safe for the environment. Any firewood delivery and logging company you hire should abide by these standards.
Do They Use Selective Cutting, Clear Cutting, or Both?
There’s a huge difference between selective and clear-cutting, and it’s good to know the difference before hiring a company for your timber harvesting. As the name suggests, clear-cutting involves completely clearing an area of trees and vegetation. Selective cutting, on the other hand, involves removing certain trees from an area based on factors such as age, trunk diameter, and height. Both methods have benefits depending on the situation. Many logging companies will offer both services, but it’s always good to be aware of a company’s processes and practices before hiring it.
Check Their Reviews!
Do your due diligence and check several customer reviews. This will give you a general idea of the quality of the company’s services and products. You don’t necessarily need to find a company with zero negative reviews – if you find one or two negative reviews, pay attention to how the company responded and made an effort to fix the problem(s).
Get Quotes From at Least 3 Firewood Suppliers
It’s a good idea to get a quote from at least 3 firewood delivery and logging companies to make sure you get a fair price. Don’t look just for the cheapest price, however. You want to find a good balance between quality and cost. Professionals will generally offer free quotes with zero obligation.
Does the Logging Company Have Insurance Coverage?
A logging company should have full insurance coverage including workers’ compensation, vehicle liability, wood broad form liability, and product liability.
Call Quality Firewood & Logging in Southern Maryland
Our team comes with over 38 years of experience in the firewood delivery and logging industry. We offer a full-cord guarantee, stacking services, seasoned hardwood with high BTU, full insurance coverage, 5-star ratings, strict adherence to BMP standards, and more. We are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service in every job we do, whether that’s delivering or harvesting wood. Call us today to get your free quote!