Public and private trees are harvested during ongoing utility right of way. The results of their forest management operations are delivered for processing. Local Departments of Public Works store and maintain a firewood log inventory at a processing yard.
Then state and local partners use chainsaws to cut firewood logs into stove length rounds and local volunteers split and stack firewood for drying.
A local social aid organization allocates dry firewood to people in need of energy.
Wood Bank Progress to Date (2019-2020 Season reporting)
- Since 2015 community wood banks in Massachusetts have provided 100 cords of firewood
- Massachusetts residents have provided over 1,000 hours of volunteer service helping neighbors in need