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Which logs are best?

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.
  • Approved by Warrington Logs.

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.

 

  • Warrington Logs only supply Ash logs rated “Superb” for burning.