Firewood logs

Welcome to the wood yard!

The Coastal team are busy processing firewood logs at this time of the year.  Many trees and hedges are hosting nesting birds, so most tree work is carried out during autumn or winter. Most trees respond better to pruning when the work is carried out in the dormant season, so this makes sense. This additional diary space is used to good effect.  If we’re not landscaping it gives us an opportunity to process the ever-growing pile of logs at the yard.

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.  For more details read our guide to firewood.

How to season your own logs

This really is simple. Find a spot in the garden that gets as much sun and wind as possible (south or south-west facing). Stack your logs, supported at the ends of the pile to stop them falling over. 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 runs off the surface of the logs quickly, and when the sun shines it quickly dries the logs out again. 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!

Order your firewood now

Don’t wait until the depths of winter when 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 unseasoned firewood.

Call Dale on 07530 686040 or 01305 771874.