Wood Fuel

Sustainable Wood Fuel For Energy

Is wood fuel a sustainable green energy?

Burning wood as a fuel for heating, light and cooking is the oldest human activity that set us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. In today's world, we have a responsibility to use wood fuel sensibly to ensure it is a sustainable, low carbon, clean energy option compared to fossil fuels. If we get it right, burning wood in a high efficiency wood burning stove can fund and enhance our natural local environment. If we get wood burning wrong, then it can be seen as the worst kind of environmental crime.

This wood fuel section of our website explores every finer detail of wood as a fuel in Essex, UK. We believe that the correct solution for using timber to burn is relevant to your local environment and the indigenous eco systems that exist there. If you don't traditionally have trees naturally growing in your area, don't burn wood!

In Essex, we have a rich history of sympathetically managing hardwood broadleaf woodlands that evolved from the unsustainable deforestation of our native virgin forests over the past 2000 years. Learning from history while exploring efficient technology and know-how gives a good insight into the required standard of local log sales and deliveries that in turn require an adequate log storage solution for drying the wood and keeping it dry.

Our wood fuel guide gives general guidance to wood burning relevant to a log burner.

As a tree grows it absorbs carbon from the atmosphere, when the tree is burnt or left to rot, the same amount of carbon is released again. This is known as a carbon neutral cycle. The heat produced by burning wood can be seen as the warmth of the sun, stored in the trees through the process of photosynthesis. When the sun abandons us during the cold dark days of winter, we liberate the suns heat through reverse photosynthesis, like every other cycle in nature, every process has its opposite.

Our concept is to make woodlands self-sufficient. We show daily that wood burning can be eased into modern lifestyles through the education of ours and our children's generation to use sustainable local wood as a real and necessary carbon neutral alternative to fossil fuels. Heating your home with logs can mean that your energy bill incurs no standing charge and is paid directly to the local forest industry that manage our woodland, street and garden trees. In turn, local councils, farmers and land owners see tree planting more favourably.

Old Wood Burning Poem

Birch and Fir logs burn too fast, blaze up bright and do not last, 

Chestnut only good they say, if for long it's put away,

But Ash new or Ash old, is fit for a Queen with a crown of gold. 

It is by the Irish said, Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread. 

Elmwood burns like churchyard mould, even the very flames are cold. 

Poplar give a bitter smoke, fills your eyes and makes you choke. 

Pears wood smells like a flower in bloom, Apple wood will scent the room with its incense like perfume.
While the heat is good from Yew and lime, There are many sparks from Larch and Pine, 

Oaken logs, if dry and old keep away the winter’s cold, 

But Ash wet or Ash dry a King shall warm his slippers by"

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