Wood is a renewable resource, it is virtually carbon neutral as the firewood is sourced and delivered locally and appropriate woodland management benefits the local wildlife and enhances the Suffolk and East Anglian countryside. As gas and electric prices continue to increase year on year we believe that producing sustainable, seasoned firewood will continue to grow in popularity with our customers.
We don’t supply kiln dried firewood because of the amount energy a kiln uses to quick dry the firewood and we believe a lot of existing kiln dried firewood also comes with many transport miles. In addition, we believe our naturally seasoned firewood products are produced as environmentally friendly a way as possible.
We have recently been working with the Forestry Commission to effectively manage and improve our own wood. We have harvested wood from one section by thinning out existing trees to allow more light and room for the remaining trees to grow and flourish.
We are looking to introduce short rotation coppicing for a section of our own wood. Short rotation coppicing means that we cut back the existing wood more frequently, on average every five years, to produce 3-4 inch wide logs and means we don’t have to cut down the entire tree and re-plant. Coppicing is normally used for willow or poplar trees and may also be possible with birch and ash, all of which currently grow in our own wood. We will update the website with how our coppicing plan progresses.
We are already seeing more local wildlife in little over a year from this new wood management plan commencing.
Within our own woodland we have predominantly 3 species of deer being fallow, roe and muntjac with the occasional red deer being spotted. We have all three species of woodpeckers, tree creepers and woodcock over winter in the wood too.
When we have time and are lucky enough to capture a photo of the local wildlife we will add these photos to this website.