Alder

  • A focus on burning Alder as firewood

    Opinions often vary on the use of Alder as a firewood.  We are positive, however, that it’s a quick-burning, fragrant wood.  It also makes for great kindling. However, before considering whether to add some Alder logs to your firewood stack, you might want to consider the properties of the tree and what that means for Alder as a solid fuel. About the alder tree A member of the birch family, there are different species of alder found around the globe. The black alder is native to Europe, with the larger red alder being found in North America. Alders are...
  • Eco logs: their benefits vs. traditional firewood

    An increasing number of our customers ask us about Eco Logs, specifically, Blazers Eco Logs. But what exactly are Eco Logs and what are their benefits (and shortcomings) over traditional logs? As you may or may not be aware, Eco Logs are an eminently practical alternative to old-fashioned firewood logs. They are made from sawdust, wood-shavings (and other offcuts/ waste from the timber industry) that have been heated and mechanically-compressed to form a briquette of highly-concentrated calorie-dense fuel. They contain no artificial chemicals or additives — they are a pure organic biomass — and can...
  • A source for top class quality decorative logs

    Sourcing good quality decorative logs is a well kept secret in the UK. A growing number of people love using decorative logs to enhance their homes and fireplaces.  They are a fabulous decorative feature, but most if us would never think about where to buy good quality decorative logs? A decorative log nook, or wall feature, is the ideal way to store logs in or near your fireplace through the summer months — it seasons the firewood even further, adds a lovely aroma and, when done well, looks fabulous next to your fireplace or stove. Decorative Logs in...
  • Try Something New: Alder as Firewood

    One of our most popular woods over the past year has been alder, a lovely, red-tinted, fruity smelling species that has long been overlooked. It seems like now alder's time has come, as more and more people are making special requests for the unique properties it has. So what are those unique properties? Fast Lighting Although it is a hardwood, the loose open grains in alder ensures that it will catch fire and burn quite quickly, ideal for heating your home in a hurry. This means that even on an open fire, you can be sure to get a good...

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