In the Last Frontier, cold winter days and nights have some Alaskans spending a fortune on firewood. Other resourceful Alaskans take matters into their own hands and chop their own firewood. According to the state, quality firewood is found in areas where fires have burned and the wood has dried with little to no bark left.
However, as with any resource, don’t assume it is yours to take. Many places require a commercial or personal use permit, or permission from the landowner to harvest firewood.
To learn more about cutting your own firewood, visit the Alaska Division of Forestry website.
– Ashleigh Ebert, The Alaska 100