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Burn Wise

Order Form for Burn Wise and Wood Burning Materials

The materials listed below can be ordered for free. The PDF files can also be printed directly from this page.

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Document Title Description Quantity
wet wood

Wet Wood is a Waste Brochure (PDF)(2 pp, 2 MB)

EPA 456/F-10-003

This tri-fold details how to dry wood, test wood moisture, and contains a checklist for cleaner and more efficient heating.


dirty little

Does Your Stove Have a Dirty Little Secret Brochure (PDF) (2 pp, 4 MB)


This tri-fold discusses the benefits of newer wood stove technologies, including more efficient heating and less air pollution. Use the checklist to evaluate whether you should consider replacing your old wood stove.


dirty poster

Does Your Stove Have a Dirty Little Secret Poster (PDF)  (1 pg, 6 MB)


 This 11" X 17" poster highlights the fact that old wood stoves are dusty, smoky and inefficient.


burn wise tip sheet

Burn Wise Tip Sheet (PDF)(1 pg, 65 K)


This handout lists 10 tips to burn wood efficiently, including starting a fire, seasoning wood, proper operation and maintenance of a wood stove, and upgrading to a cleaner burning appliance.  Use individually or with the Learn Before You Burn tear sheet.



Learn Before You Burn Poster (PDF) (1 pg, 4 MB)

This 11"X"17" poster highlights the Burn Wise Program's main messages: burn the right wood, the right way, in the right appliance. Display it in a place of business, public building or outreach event.


learn postcard

Learn Before You Burn Chimney Sweep Postcard (PDF) (2 pp, 3 MB)


Postcards in packs of 250.  Chimney sweeps use these to remind customers to schedule an annual inspection. Also provides tips to burn wood efficiently.

1 pack = 250 postcards
limit 1 (can reorder)

Outreach tool for the Burn Wise program

Learn Before You Burn Tear Sheet (PDF)(1 pg, 249 K)


This tear sheet has wood-burning  tips to save money, time, and to keep your home safer and  healthier.  Each pad contains 50 3.5"X 11" tear off sheets.  Usually used by chimney sweeps and firewood vendors. 

1 Pad = 50 sheets
Number of Pads:

smoke tear sheet

Don't Let Your Investment Go Up in Smoke (PDF) (1 pg, 120 K)


This tear sheet details the 4 steps to ensure firewood is dry and seasoned.  Each pad contains 50 3.5"X11"tear off sheets. Often used by firewood providers on public lands and given to the public with their firewood permit. 

1 Pad = 50 sheets
Number of pads:


Flyer decribing how to build a firewood storage shed that holds about a cord of wood for $290.

How to Build a Firewood Storage Shed (PDF) (2 pp, 12 MB)

This flyer shares a list of materials, schematics, photos, and the cost to build a firewood shed that can hold a cord of wood. Also includes a link to a companion video on how to build the firewood shed. 


moisture meter

Test Your Wood with a Moisture Meter (PDF) (1 pg, 331 K)

The why and how of using a wood moisture meter.  Includes tips to season firewood and link to a moisture meter video.


activity book cover

Wood Smoke Activity Book (PDF)(20 pp, 2 MB)


A 16-page activity book that teaches children about wood smoke and ways their family can reduce smoke from wood burning.  For grades K-3.

Limit 5 for individuals, 50 for schools/organizations


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