Have a wood-burning fireplace? The Colorado Department of Agriculture strongly recommends purchasing firewood from a reputable dealer. Bulk firewood sellers in Colorado are required to provide a receipt with their business name and address as well as the price, amount, and type of wood sold, says Nick Brechun, CDA’s Measurement Standards Program Administrator. CDA cautions consumers against the purchase of firewood advertised by the terms truckload, face cord, rick, fireplace cord or pile. These terms do not allow for the facilitation of a value comparison for the purchaser. For instance, the size of one truckload may be different than the size of the seller’s competitor. Thus the consumer would have no way of knowing which would be the better buy. Contact the Measurement Standards office at (303) 867-9232 with questions or for help in disputes regarding the sale of firewood. For more on this to[pic, visit the CSA site.