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Favoured Logs

We can now deliver bulk bags high quality dry, seasoned logs ready for burning directly to your door, stocks are dependent on what we have been cutting over the previous 18 months.

As well as bulk bags we can also deliver small bags of our premium range

As a guide please see below on how we think logs burn.

 

Alder Produces poor heat output and it does not last well. Poor

Apple A very good wood that burns slow and steady when dry, it has small flame size, and does not produce sparking or spitting. Good

Ash Reckoned by many to be one of best woods for burning, it produces a steady flame and good heat output. It can be burnt when green but like all woods, it burns best when dry. Very good

Beech Burns very much like ash, but does not burn well when green.   Very good

Birch Produces good heat output but it does burn quickly. It can be burnt unseasoned, however the sap can cause deposits to form in the flue with prolonged use. Good

Cedar Is a good burning wood that produces a consistent and long heat output. It burns with a small flame, but does tend to crackle and spit and the sap can cause deposits to form in the flue with prolonged use. Good

Cherry Is a slow to burn wood that produces a good heat output. Cherry needs to be seasoned well. Good

Chestnut A poor burning wood that produces a small flame and poor heat output. Poor

Cypress – burns well but fast when seasoned, and may spit - Good

Firs (Douglas etc) A poor burning wood that produces a small flame and poor heat output and the sap can cause deposits to form in the flue with prolonged use. Poor

Elm Is a wood that can follow several burn patterns because of high moisture content, it should be dried for two years for best results. Elm is slow to get going and it may be necessary to use a better burning wood to start it off. Splitting of logs should be done early. Medium

Eucalyptus Is a fast burning wood. The sap can cause deposits to form in the flue and can increase the risk of a chimney fire if burned unseasoned. Poor

Hawthorn Is a good traditional firewood that has a slow burn with good heat output. Very good

Hazel Is a good but fast burning wood and produces best results when allowed to season. Good

Holly Is a fast burning wood that produces good flame but poor heat output. Holly will burn green, but best dried for a minimum of a year. Poor

Hornbeam A good burning wood that burns similar to beech, slow burn with a good heat output.  Good

Horse Chestnut A good wood for burning in wood stoves but not for open fires as it does tend to spit a lot.  It does however produce a good flame and heat output.  Good (For stoves only)

Laburnum A very smokey wood with a poor burn. Poor do not use

Larch Produces a reasonable heat output, but it needs to be well seasoned. The sap can cause deposits to form in the flue with prolonged use.   Medium

Laurel Burns with a good flame but only reasonable heat output. It needs to be well seasoned. Medium

Lilac Its smaller branches are good to use as kindling, the wood itself burns well with a good flame.   Good

Maple Is a good burning wood that produces good flame and heat output.     Good

Oak Because of its density, oak produces a small flame and very slow burn, it is best when seasoned for a minimum of two years as it is a wood that requires time to season well.    Good

Pear Burns well with good heat output, however it does need to be seasoned well.   Good

Pine (Including Leylandii) Burns with a good flame, but the resin sap can cause deposits to form in the flue and can increase the risk of a chimney fire must be well seasoned. Good (with caution)

Plum A good burning wood that produces good heat output.      Good

Poplar A very smokey wood with a poor burn. Very poor

Rowan Is a good burning wood that has a slow burn with good heat output.  Very good

Robinia (Acacia)   Is a good burning wood that has a slow burn with good heat output. It does produce an acrid and dense smoke but this is of course not a problem in a stove. Good  (For Stoves only)

Spruce Produces a poor heat output and it does not last well.   Poor

Sycamore Produces a good flame, but with only moderate heat output. Should only be used well-seasoned.   Medium

Sweet Chestnut The wood burns ok when well-seasoned but it does tend to spit a lot. This is of course not a problem in a stove. Medium (For Stoves only)

Thorn Is one of the best woods for burning. It produces a steady flame and very good heat output, and produces very little smoke. Very good

Willow A poor fire wood that does not burn well even when seasoned.   Poor

Yew A good burning wood as it has a slow burn, and produces a very good heat output.   Very good

 

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