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Measuring Wood Moisture & Drying Time for Hardwood Tree Species

Knowing why and how to measure wood moisture in your firewood is key to reducing emissions and maximizing the amount of heat you get from your wood stove.This factsheet provides some examples of drying time for firewood and practical steps you can take to properly season firewood for your wood...

Increasing Adoption of Residential Wood Energy: Past, Present & Future

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University of Maryland Extension Forester Jonathan Kays will share his observations on “Increasing Adoption of Residential Wood Energy: Past, Present & Future” on January 15th, 2019. The one-hour presentation will cover trends in home and commercial uses of wood energy, the different types of...

2018 Wood Stove Design Challenge

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - 3:30pm to Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 - 4:30pm
National Mall
The 2018 Wood Stove Design Challenge is a showcase and competition for advanced wood stoves with automated features and/or stoves that make electricity. It is open to the public from Friday Nov. 9 to Tuesday Nov. 13, rain, shine or snow. What is there to see? 12 next generation wood and pellet...
In this issue: The Events Calendar includes a variety of webinars, this summer's Natural Resources Career Camp, and the Mid-Atlantic Biomass Energy Conference. Articles include a retrospective of 25 years of "Branching Out," information about...More info

Learning How to Heat With Wood & Pellets… Be Warm & Save $!

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
University of Maryland Extension locations in Allegany, Cecil, Charles and Somerset counties
The University of Maryland Extension is offering a two-hour evening webinar program on Tuesday, January 12 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Learning How to Heat with Wood and Pellets. The webinar will be downlinked to locations in Allegany, Cecil, Charles, and Somerset counties so you can view it with...
Branching Out - Winter 2014. Branching Out is published quarterly by the University of Maryland Extension's Woodland Stewardship Education program. To subscribe, go to or email editor Andrew A. Kling at .More info

Learning How to Heat With Wood & Pellets… Save Money & Be Warm!

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Continuing Education Building, Rm. 205
Are you someone who heats with oil, propane, or a heat pump, but wants to know more before heating with wood or pellets? Is the high price of oil and propane and the predication of another cold winter getting you down? Perhaps you are interested in an inside stove or an outdoor wood boiler...
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