When hardwoods are burned in good conditions for a fire, they produce very little smoke or particles harmful to health. Some examples of the most popular hardwoods for fireworks are white oak, ash, birch, red oak, hard maple, beech, walnut, walnut, walnut, dogwood, apple and almond trees. For the cleanest possible burn, we recommend using oven-dried wood. Drying wood in an oven speeds up and improves the seasoning process.
Instead of having to wait months for the wood to dry properly, the wood can be ready in a matter of hours. And since the oven creates a controlled atmosphere, it easily reduces the moisture content to an optimal level below 20%. Depending on whether you use black, yellow or white birch, burn times and heat levels will vary. The most important consideration is the dryness of the trunks.
Firewood should not contain more than 15 to 20 percent moisture content. For soft woods such as birch, this means a curing process of at least three to six months. South Yorkshire Firewood offers a range of solid fuel products, including kiln-dried hardwood logs, firewood, smokeless solid fuel and thermal logs. If you're new to burning wood in a wood stove.
Check out our help and advice to help you get the best heat output and fuel efficiency. Unlike many firewood suppliers, South Yorkshire Firewood maintains large stockpiles of kiln-dried firewood all year round to ensure that we can meet a wide range of firewood requirements. We recommend burning one of the many hardwoods that are available in the UK in a wood stove or open fire. Hardwoods are generally denser than soft woods and therefore burn longer and produce more heat.
Hardwoods are also less resinous than soft woods and are therefore less likely to build up tar deposits in the chimney, which will reduce its efficiency or increase the risk of a chimney fire. Despite providing a more efficient fuel source, hardwood can be difficult to ignite in the cold. Therefore, soft wood is best used to light a fire, as the resinous and fibrous nature of soft wood helps it burn in the cold. Once a fire has established and there is some heat at the base of the fire, hardwood should be fueled to maintain a slow fire with good heat production.
Softwood can produce a flame that is very pleasing to the eye, but it will burn very quickly and will pass through a large volume of wood in a very short time. All wood must be well seasoned before burning. Different woods have a different initial water content, often determined by where the tree grows. Willow, for example, likes to grow in damp soils or next to bodies of water, so the wood of this tree has a high water content and requires longer healing.
Firewood must have a moisture content of less than 30%, at least to burn it. The density of the wood also influences how long it must dry. Oak is a very dense wood and can take up to 2 years to fully mature. The following is a list of common firewood with a brief description of their burning characteristics.
Opinions vary, but it's generally considered bad firewood. It burns quickly and emits little heat. It burns slowly with good heat emission and produces a pleasant smell with few sparks or spits. One of the best firewood and has a low moisture content when green.
It can be burned green, but like all wood, it's best when it's seasoned. It provides good heat production, good flame and burns slowly. Beech has a high water content and needs a long healing period. It burns well, but tends to generate sparks.
Birch burns easily and can be burned without seasoning. It also burns very quickly, so it's often best to mix it with slower burning wood, such as oak or elm. Birch bark can be an excellent lighter. Another good firewood, it burns slowly, good heat production and little smoke.
Good wood that burns well with a pleasant smell. It emits good, long-lasting heat, but little flame. Don't spit too much and small pieces can be burned without seasoning. It should be well seasoned.
It burns well, with a pleasant smell and without spit. It is not a very good wood, it produces little flame or heat. Burns quickly with little heat production. It produces a lot of smoke.
It's good firewood, but because of its high water content, it should be seasoned very well. You may need the help of other wood that burns faster, such as birch, to keep it burning well. However, it emits good, long-lasting heat and burns very slowly. It burns well with good heat production and little smoke.
Hawthorn can be difficult to split, as straight lengths are rare. Burns quickly without spitting. It should be well seasoned. It spits excessively while burning and can produce a large amount of soot deposits that can cover the chimney, the firebox and the glass window of the stove.
It is one of the best firewoods, but it needs a long period of maturation due to its density. It burns slowly and is long lasting. In smaller stoves, it is better to burn it in smaller pieces than in other woods. It burns well, but tends to spit and can leave soot deposits.
Resinous wood is good for igniting. It burns slowly to produce stifling black smoke even when seasoned. Burns when seasoned, but spits continuously and excessively. If you burn in an open fire, beware of flying sparks.
It burns well, but produces only moderate heat production. Willow has a high water content, so it only burns well when it's very well seasoned. South Yorkshire Firewood Legacy Habitat Management Ltd Legacy House Unit 2a Greasbro Road Sheffield South Yorkshire S9 1TN. Hardwoods such as maple, oak, ash, birch and most fruit trees are the woods that burn best, as they will provide you with a longer and hotter burn time.
These woods have the least amount of tar and sap and are generally cleaner to handle. However, hardwoods tend to be more expensive than soft woods and are more likely to leave clinker, a hard, stony residue, in leftover ash. A good rule of thumb is to rotate the wood, such as burning the oldest wood in the dryer first, to prevent the wood from rotting and being wasted. This third point is especially important for cooking wood, as smaller ovens and smokers often require wood to be split to a length of 6 or 8 inches.
While it is true that most wood burns in a fireplace, it is important to choose the right wood, not only to enjoy the fire, but also for the health of the fireplace and the environment. You should never burn green or insufficiently dry wood, as it produces less heat and more smoke (and, ultimately, creosote) than properly dried or seasoned wood. Softwood being seasoned more quickly isn't necessarily a good thing; bags of residual sap are more likely to remain, causing more crackling and crackling than well-seasoned hardwoods. .