WHICH KIND OF WOOD IS BEST FOR BURNING?
Alder - Poor Produces poor heat output and doesn’t last well.
Apple – Good A slow, steady burner with a nice scent and a small flame that does not spit or spark.
Ash – **Superb** Widely considered to be the king of logs for burning, has a steady flame and excellent heat output. Ash is our number one recommendation. Approved by Warrington Logs. Beech – Excellent Like Ash, a steady flame and good heat output. One of our top three recommendations. Approved by Warrington Logs.
Birch – Good Good heat output but burns a little too quickly.
Cedar – Medium Consistent, long heat output but can spit and the sap can cause flue deposits.
Cherry – Good A slow-burning wood that produces good heat output and a pleasant scent.
Chestnut – Poor A small flame and poor heat output.
Firs (Douglas etc.) – Poor A small flame and poor heat output. The sap can cause flue deposits.
Elm – Medium Can be difficult to light. Medium burning qualities.
Eucalyptus – Poor Burns too quickly and the sap can cause flue deposits.
Hawthorne – Very good Slow burn with good heat output.
Hazel – Good Good heat output but slightly too quick to burn.
Holly – Poor A good flame but too quick to burn and a poor heat output.
Hornbeam – Good Burns in a similar way to Beech. Slow burn with a good heat output.
Horse Chestnut – Good (For stoves only) A good burner with good heat output but can spit and, therefore, best for stoves.
Laburnum – Poor Very smoky, poor burn.
Larch – Medium Not a bad burner but the sap can cause deposits in the flue.
Laurel – Medium Burns with a good flame and reasonable heat output.
Lilac – Good Burns with a good flame. The smaller branches make good kindling.
Maple – Good A good flame and heat output.
Oak – Excellent A very dense wood that burns slowly but with a good flame. One of our top three recommendations.
Pear – Good Burns well with good heat output.
Pine – Good Burns well with a good flame but the sap can cause flue deposits and a risk of fire.
Plum – Good A good burner with good flame and heat output.
Poplar – Poor Very smoky with a poor burn.
Rowan – Very Good Burns slowly and well with good heat output.
Robinia (Acacia) – Good (for stoves) Burns slowly and well with good heat output. Produces an acrid smell so only for stoves.
Spruce – Poor Quick-burning with a low heat output.
Sycamore – Medium A good flame but with only a moderate heat output.
Sweet Chestnut – Medium (stoves only) Burns reasonably well with a reasonable heat output but it can spit so isn’t suitable for open fires.
Thorn – Very good A steady flame with good heat output and very little smoke.
Willow – Poor A poor firewood that does not burn well.
Yew – Very good A good, slow burner with good heat output.
Bio Carbon Ukraine ltd only supply Ash, Beech and Oak logs rated “Superb” or “Excellent” for burning.