We’re proud to sell 100% British Hardwood
Here at the FirewoodFund we believe when it comes to Firewood, British is best.
That’s why all our firewood is 100% British hardwood, sustainably sourced from British woodland. British woodland is really important to us. Not only is it part of our much-loved landscape, it’s also at the heart of our business. That’s why all our firewood is responsibly sourced and felled as part of a sustainable thinning process.
What is a sustainable thinning process?
Woodland that is created specifically for the purpose of firewood and furniture tends to have trees that are planted very close together. Once these trees reach an age of about 10 to 15 years, they begin to compete for light and growing space. The thinning process targets the weaker, less mature trees in the woodland (that are typically too small for the furniture industry). This leaves room for the stronger trees to grow and develop, as well as creating space and light for other plants on the woodland floor.
Once the thinning process has begun, it will generally be carried out every 7 to 10 years to continue to take out the weaker trees. For the purpose of sustainability we do not target any one species of hardwood. If just one type of hardwood is targeted, it creates an unsustainable demand for that species.
100% British Hardwoods
Not only is all the firewood we source 100% British, but it’s also 100% hardwood too. Each and every one of our firewood bags will contain a mix of British hardwoods to ensure that we do not contribute to an unsustainable demand for one type of hardwood.
So, what’s in the bag?
Typically, our bags of firewood will contain a mix of ash, beech and oak hardwood logs.
Why is it important to choose British hardwoods?
As well as supporting the British firewood industry and responsible log sourcing, it’s also important to choose British hardwoods to protect our woodlands from disease. Many online firewood retailers import their logs from Eastern Europe (often distinguishable by the fact that they are sold in wooden crates). Imported logs could be carrying pests and diseases from the Continent across our borders. These pests and diseases have the potential to devastate our woodland and biosecurity. Choosing responsible, British suppliers ensures the safety of our environment, as well as our wood-producing industries.