Species Latin: Pinus contorta
Also known as Coast Pine, Black Pine and Scrub Pine, Lodgepole Pine is an evergreen tree common to forested regions in western North America.
Reaching heights of 100 feet, Lodgepole Pine takes its name from American Indian teepees lodges, which rely on the wood’s straight and lightweight characteristics for creating a teepee’s structural base. It is still commonly used in this practice today.
Considered an invasive species in New Zealand, and often planted for forestry purposes in Scandinavia, Lodgepole Pine is abundant in the Pacific Northwest and a great candidate for use as firewood. We source this particular lumber from just west of the Cascades.
Why we like it: Dry and quick-starting; burns hot and long with maximum heat retention.