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.
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Beech – Excellent
Like Ash, a steady flame and good heat output. One of our top three recommendations.
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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.
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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.