For obvious reasons, people are spending more time at home this summer – a trend that will undoubtedly continue in the fall. Many Milwaukeeans are sprucing up their patios, decks and backyards to take their yard hangs to new levels and are hosting socially-distant bonfires with friends or family.
Thus, where and how to buy firewood is a common question on social media these days. Grabbing a $5 bundle from a grocery store or gas station works for the occasional fire, but for those who want access to an abundance of wood for frequent fires – and maybe even the occasional rager – here are six recommended spots.
If unsure how much to order, keep in mind a "full cord" of firewood fills a space equal to eight-feet-long-by four-feet-high-by-four-feet-deep. A "face cord" is equal to a single stack of firewood that measures four-feet high-by-eight-feet-long by however deep the depth of the firewood is. (Log length in a face cord of firewood varies.)
Best Burn Firewood, New Berlin
Best Burn, run by brothers, delivers 100 percent Wisconsin, guaranteed-to-burn firewood from a 1/2 face to a full cord.
Green Man Tree Services
Green Man delivers dry mixes of wood to Milwaukee and Waukesha. Loads range from 1/4 cord to 3 1/2 full cords. Go here to order online.
J.W. Kolp Tree Services, Cudahy
J.W. Kolp delivers firewood to your yard and is recommended by Angie's List. Call for more details.
â¨5905 S. Howell Ave.
Pre-cut firewood is available for pick-up behind this bar, which is temporarily closed. Cash only, $20 – put money in "honors system" metal box next to the pre-sorted piles.
Premium Plus Total Tree Care, Mequon
Premium delivers seasoned and ready-to-burn firewood from a single face cord to two cords, which is currently on special. Financing is available for large orders.
Wisconsin Firewood / Melvin Mulch
Wisconsin Firewood has been around since 1980 and offers kiln-dried wood for pick up or delivery to Milwaukee and beyond. Full cords, 1/2 cords, 1/3 cords and 1/4 cords are available. Coupons are available here.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.