about Evolution Firewood

The timber used to produce our firewood logs derives as a by product from tree surgery operations where a tree has been removed for reasons such as the tree has become too large for its location or it has been removed due to poor health and has become unsafe. All usable timber is collected and stored before being processed to produce firewood logs. All material that is too small to be used as firewood is chipped using a wood chipper and then used for biomass energy.

Sustainability is key for firewood being a viable resource. With properly managed woodland and forestry practises, where the timber is harvested at a rate matched by regrowth, wood as a fuel really is sustainable. In the production of firewood a certain amount of carbon emissions are produced. This can be reduced by us the producer by using efficient machinery and only sourcing local timber and as the customer by only purchasing locally thus reducing transportation.

Our aim at evolution firewood is to supply our customers with a sustainable, environmentally friendly source of fuel.

Is it ok to burn wood for heating my home?

Fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas), which are a common source of fuel, contain Carbon that has been naturally stored underground for, what is believed to be, millions of years. Once burned, these fuels release this carbon in to the atmosphere which is a significant factor in humankind’s contribution to climate change and global warming. The use of fossil fuels remains on the increase even though alternatives are readily available most likely due to the beneficial economics to many long-established industries and governments (a whole other topic). Anyway, this is a finite, precious resource for which alternatives must be adopted.

Wood as a fuel is a low-carbon energy because the carbon released when it is burned was captured by trees from the atmosphere in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2). The trees use this carbon to grow and incorporate it in to their wood. When the wood has been dried and is eventually burned this carbon is released back into the atmosphere where it is, once again, absorbed by plants and trees. When a tree dies naturally and is allowed to decompose this carbon is still released into the atmosphere just over a longer periods.