This program was
established to improve forest
health and to provide products to both the Division
of Parks and Forestry and to local businesses as well
as to provide fuel wood for homeowners and recreational opportunities
Commercial Firewood Program
is designed to accomplish desired forestry work and to exchange
firewood for cutting rights on Division lands. A portion is
returned to the Division of Parks and Forestry and sold to
campers at a nominal fee, thus eliminating costs of firewood
production for the Division. The woodcutter then utilizes
the remaining trees according to the best economical return
depending upon the current local markets.
Through the Homeowner Firewood Program, the Division of Parks and Forestry opens up state land to individuals interested in cutting firewood for personal use. New Jersey residents have the opportunity to cut firewood at any of four participating state parks and forests for $25 a cord while supplies last.
All wood available through the program is standing timber in designated areas of the forests. All cutting areas are reviewed by the DEP's Technical Forest Management Team. Homeowners are responsible for cutting and removing their own firewood.
The Homeowner's Firewood Program has been sponsored by the state since 1973.
Read more about the benefits of homeowner firewood.
Homeowners Firewood Application form *(PDF)
Homeowners Firewood Program information sheet *(PDF)
*To view this form, please download the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat