Monday, February 3, 2014

Everything you need to know about firewood will be available Saturday

A free workshop on cutting firewood and wood stove safety will be offered Feb. 8 on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.

UAF Cooperative Extension Service and the Yukon River Chapter of the Society of American Foresters will host the workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Schaible Auditorium. SNRAS Professor Emeritus John Fox will give a talk at 11:15 a.m on "how many cords of wood will you need?"

Multiple agencies will present information on wood stove operation and maintenance, drying wood, determining how many cords are needed and how and where to get firewood.

Information will be provided by Extension, the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the Cold Climate Housing Research Center, Alaska Division of Forestry, Fort Wainwright and The Woodway. For more information, contact Glen Holt, Extension eastern Alaska forester, at 474-5271.

There will be door prizes and snacks. Parking on campus is free on weekends. Handicapped parking is by permit only.

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