Firewood Production and Retailing for Extra Income: A Market Analysis
Abstract: Firewood production and consumption in Greenville, South Carolina, was estimated using consumer and producer surveys. Total firewood consumption in the area was estimated from consumer-supplied data. The total cost of various methods of producing and delivering firewood was estimated from producer-supplied data. There are several ways in which arborists involved with tree removal and pruning can profit from the growing firewood market in areas similar to that studied. These range from operating a complete firewood producing and merchandising firm to using other firewood producers as outlets for waste wood.