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Sep 29, 2014 7:46 PM

Firewood is in short supply around New Hampshire, because trees bring in more money for other uses

Coming tomorrow: A look at the demand for wood pellets after last year’s critical shortage. ------ Heating your home with stacks of cut firewood might be an old New Hampshire tradition, but market forces mean that it will be a more expensive tradition this winter – assuming you can get firewood at all. “Everybody is running out of wood. If you check firewood prices now, wood’s bringing $300 and up, close to 400 bucks. There’s not a lot of wood,” said Tom Estey of Londonderry, whose family business has been selling firewood since the mid-1940s. Estey said he calls people who clear land every day with the hope that they bring some logs in that he can cut into firewood.


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