A Little About Birch Wood “Punk”
“Punk” is a term used for spongy, brown wood that’s found in the middle of some over-mature birch trees. It is not hard and solid like the rest of the log. Since Wayne Hunter the Wood Cutter most usually cuts only over-mature birch from Interior Alaskan state and FNSB forests, his wood often contains it.
The photo below is of a typical log truck load of Wayne’s firewood. As you see, some trees have punk and decay and some don’t.
Since Wayne sells mostly only over-mature trees (helping the health of our local forests and making this wonderfully renewable, useful resource available to local citizens), his prices are lower than some other local woodsellers who sell wood from younger trees. His customers receive the same amount of wood for a lower price and help our local forest and economic health!
Regardless of the amount of punk in each customer’s load, Wayne guarantees that it contains a full cord of solid (non-punk) wood.