HARDWOOD LOGS & FIREWOOD
THE SUSTAINABLE JOURNEY FROM FOREST TO FIRE
Your load of logs from Forest to Fire has been sourced from mixed native hardwoods managed on a very long crop rotation. They are thinned every 5-8 years removing the smaller trees and leaving the rest to continue growing. The coppicing cycle has traditionally been carried out in the UK for hundreds of years.
We plant and grow species in cycles that can take as much as 150 years to complete. Tree varieties include Beech, Ash, Birch, Field Maple, Sycamore and Oak. Each time we thin a compartment the same volume of wood per hectare is removed. The remaining trees grow to fill the gaps in the canopy and new trees are planted.
Coppicing creates woodland that can provide a consistent yield for decades whilst retaining a viable canopy that allows continued timber growth. The process ultimately results in fewer, larger trees which are not only valuable for their timber, but which also provide an invaluable and diverse range of habitats to thrive, increasing biodiversity within the woodland for invertebrate and vertebrate species.