Hardwood creates a hotter, longer-lasting fire because it is denser. Softwoods, like evergreen trees, can be identified by their distinct needles. These trees grow very fast compared to most hardwoods. Softwood is easier to light and less expensive, but you can expect to use more of it than hardwood.
- Burns longer and cleaner
- Produces less smoke
- Gives off more heat
- Ignites quickly because it’s dry
- Creates fewer sparks