Wood Fuel

Sustainable Wood Logs for Wood Burning Stoves

Locally sourced wood logs delivered from Scarlett Fireplaces sustainable woodland management projects in Essex.

Our log store solutions can help speed up the drying times of the ethical wood fuel we deliver. Kiln dried logs are available from our showroom or delivered on pallets.As a tree grows it absorbs carbon from the atmosphere, when the tree is burnt or left to rot, the same amount of carbon is released again. This is known as a carbon neutral cycle. The heat produced by burning wood can be seen as the warmth of the sun, stored in the trees through the process of photosynthesis. When the sun abandons us during the cold dark days of winter, we liberate the suns heat through reverse photosynthesis, like every other cycle in nature, every process has its opposite. Our concept is to make woodlands self-sufficient. We show daily that wood burning can be eased into modern lifestyles through the education of ours and our children's generation to use sustainable wood as a real and necessary carbon neutral alternative to fossil fuels.Heating your home with logs can mean that your energy bill incurs no standing charge and is paid directly to the local forest industry that manage our woodland, street and garden trees. In turn, local councils, farmers and land owners see tree planting more favourably

Old Wood Burning Poem

Scarlett Fireplaces lonely oak tree The old poem below shows the understanding (alongside old superstitions) people had of wood they used for fuel on open fires 

"Logs to burn, logs to burn, logs to save the coal a turn, here’s a word to make you wise when you hear the woodman’s cries, never heed his usual tale, that he has good logs for sale, But read these lines and really learn, the proper kind of logs to burn.
Beech wood fires are bright and clear, if the logs are kept a year. Chestnut only good they say, if for long it’s laid away. Make a fire of Elder tree, death within your house you'll see,
Birch and Fir logs burn too fast, blaze up bright and do not last, But Ash new or Ash old, is fit for a Queen with a crown of gold. It is by the Irish said, Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread. Elmwood burns like churchyard mould, even the very flames are cold. Poplar give a bitter smoke, fills your eyes and makes you choke. Pears wood smells like a flower in bloom, Apple wood will scent the room with its incense like perfume.
While the heat is good from Yew and lime, There are many sparks from Larch and Pine, Oaken logs, if dry and old keep away the winter’s cold, But Ash wet or Ash dry a King shall warm his slippers by"