Good heat and a nice bright flame - Can burn a bit faster than other types of Hardwood. The white birch, or paper birch, is best known and used for it's bark. It has white, thin, paper like bark with dark thin horizontal stripes.

The bark is waterproof and has been used in making wigwams, canoes, bowls and many other things. The wood fibers are not as dense and strong as the black or yellow birch resulting in a lighter wood.

The bark on the tree tends to hold in the moisture making white birch difficult to season. It's important to split white birch into small sections and give the wood plenty of time to dry or kiln dry the logs

Also, make sure not to stack the wood directly on the ground because white birch is known to quickly decay if left exposed to the elements. The white birch makes a great middle of the road firewood choice, that can supply lot's of heat if properly handled.


The best burning wood providing plenty of heat. Is ash firewood a good choice to burn this winter? The answer is yes, in fact some may argue that ash is the best firewood to use!

The ash tree is a common tree found throughout most of the UK.

16 different species of ash have been identified, but the white ash and green ash are the most common species sought after for firewood.

Although ash may produce a slightly lower Heat than oak, it's a popular firewood choice for many people.

Ash is known for splitting very easy and having a low moisture content.

A freshly cut piece of ash has a moisture content that's much higher than seasoned or kiln dried ash.

The green ash is one of the most common and abundant species of ash. The tree grows approximately 70 feet tall and can live for up to 100 years, however, 30-50 years is more common.

Often mistaken for the white ash, the green ash has many of the same characteristics. The tree is used more for ornamental purposes and is not as popular for commercial purposes as the white ash.


Kiln dried Oak is excellent,burning slowly with lots of heat.Oak firewood is a popular choice for many people who use firewood for heat. The wood is very dense, heavy and provides excellent heat for your home.

The oak species consists of about 600 different types of trees. The oak tree can live for 200 years and grow as tall as 100 feet.

The fruit of the oak tree is called the acorn. The trees start producing acorns when they are 20 years old. By the time the tree reaches 70-80 years old, the tree will be producing thousands of acorns.

Acorn production can vary from year to year and occurs in the fall. Acorn production depends on moisture, disease, temperature and the overall health of the tree.

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