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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.

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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.

 

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Oak Logs

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