Wood fires are green fires

People with a log fire or wood burning stove will be delighted to learn that most wood sold as firewood in the UK is locally sourced and is organic, in that chemicals are not used in its production.

There are always exceptions so it is best to get assurances from a respected local supplier, but in general the truth is that buring logs is a pretty eco friendly way of heating your home.

Logs are carbon neutral, in that they only release the CO2 that was absorbed during the tree’s growth, so considered over a typical 50 year cycle the atmosphere first loses then gains exactly the same ammount of CO2 as a tree is grown and then burned.

For these reasons the organic gardener is happy to promote wood stoves as a great alternative to gas central heating.