Order your seasoned logs today

The Coastal Tree Care team have been busy producing seasoned logs in between our other jobs.  With ongoing Government restrictions for the Corona-virus pandemic, the wood yard may be the safest place to be!  The yard is not open to the public, therefor we can be sure to follow the social distancing advice.  We’d like to give you an insight into our firewood business, so welcome to the wood yard!

How do we season firewood logs?

This really is simple.  Find a spot in your garden that gets as much sun and wind as possible (south or south-west facing).  This isn’t generally a problem around Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester!  Stack your logs, raised off the ground, and supported at the ends of the pile to stop them falling over.  If you have a south or west-facing wall, you can stack the logs two or three deep against it.  The seasoned logs make a really attractive, rustic feature.  Leave softwood to season for one year, and leave hardwood to season for up to two years.  You don’t need to cover the logs to keep rain off, unless there is prolonged rain over many days.  The rain dries from the surface of the logs quickly, with just a day or two of sunshine.  Having said that, a log store can be an attractive, and practical addition to the garden.  We can even make you one to fit your space, so give us a call for a quote!

Should you burn hard or soft wood?

Many customers only order hardwood, and I would advocate that especially if you have an open fire.  Wood burning stoves are far more efficient than open hearths, and many customers burn softwood or mixed logs.  This is because the potential build-up of tars or creosote inside the chimney, caused by softwood burning inefficiently, is vastly reduced by the clean burn provided by the wood burner.  The most important thing to remember is that your wood must be as dry as possible.  Only burn seasoned logs.  Wet wood will simply not burn well, and it will give off very little heat.  Also, the Government is planning to ban the sale of unseasoned logs, to reduce environmental pollution.

Don’t wait – order your seasoned logs now

Don’t wait until the depths of winter when log stocks are at their lowest!  We can book a delivery date now for any time of the year.  If you live in the Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester areas, book your log delivery now.  We deliver logs all year round, and offer discounts for part-seasoned firewood that you can season at home.  Now that you know how to season firewood logs, there’s no reason not to plan ahead and save money.  For more details read our guide to firewood.

Call Dale on 07530 686040 or 01305 771874.