blrman07 wrote:Hmmm. Never thought to figure in the land taxes divided per tree per acre!
I know what you are saying; it seems crazy, but if you really think about it, in order to proper calculate the cost of wood, it must be included.
IF I was to jump on here and start lamenting about the high price of coal...and I never would...the first thing people would do was begin to list all the costs that coal companies have in order to extract coal out of the ground. They would make a very good case that it is expensive to bring coal from seam to stove...and they would be very right.
The problem with firewood burners is, they fail to take into all these hidden costs and then try to make the case that firewood is so cheap. The coal companies certainly pay property taxes, and those property taxes are passed on in the cost per ton of the coal we buy; firewood burners need to recognize those property taxes as well.