Sustainable hardwood logs
We source all of our firewood sustainably from the woodlands we manage
Why our wood is sustainable
- The majority of our wood comes from the thinning of the woodlands we manage. Every tree we cut down is replaced by 5-10 new saplings growing back up in place of that one one tree.
- We also plant one tree for every two cubic metres OR two barrow bags sold to offset the emissions of felling, extracting and processing the tree into logs and delivering them.
- Unlike many suppliers, we do not ship in wood from across the country.
- Our logs are sourced locally and sold locally.
- We focus on recycling the waste from our work.
- Our logs are seasoned to around moisture content of 20-25% for maximum energy efficiency.
Why burning our wood is sustainable
When a tree grows from a seed, the sapling gradually captures CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows to maturity. When the tree rots, or is burned, the same amount of CO2 is released back into the atmosphere. This carbon cycle is repeated as new trees grow and then die.
When we use wood as fuel we must make sure we replace the trees we use so that the whole cycle continues and the net amount of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere remains fixed. This is why burning wood from a managed source is known as renewable energy.