Seven Reasons To Burn Birch Firewood

Seven Reasons To Burn Birch Firewood

Birch firewood is one of the most common types for indoor or outdoor burning and has long been regarded as the traditional wood to burn by the Scandinavians. If you’ve never used this wood type or want to know why it’s such a popular choice, then read on. 

1. Easy To Light

Choose this firewood for its accessibility. Birch is the gateway to the wood-burning world, as it catches fire more quickly than denser firewood types. Birch also has very thin, paper-like bark that acts as kindling, assisting in the fire lighting process.  

2. Stoke the Fire Without Fail

Overloading or using a denser firewood without firelighters often leads to all smoke and no fire. Birch, which is great for beginners, is less likely to smoulder, and makes for a versatile wood that will help to gradually build on the fire you’ve started.  

3. Norwegian Tradition

Honour a wood burning habit that harks back to Scandinavian tradition. Silver Birch trees grow in abundance alongside Pine and Spruce in the colder climates of Norway and Sweden. This is also where the Birch Swedish Candle originated, during the thirty years' war to create a long burning campfire for the soldiers.  

4. Burns Fiercely

Birch is known for creating large, bright flames. Not only does this mean the fuel generates a lot of heat, but it also has a greater aesthetic appeal when burned, setting the scene indoors or outdoors. It will certainly see you through some long, dark winter nights. In controllable closed stoves, this firewood will burn for a long time and generate a high heat output to warm up the room quickly.  

5. Best Value

Our kiln-dried birch firewood is the best value on the market. We hand stack the crates in such a way that the crate contains as much as possible, meaning that you get a lot for your money. A full crate currently costs £215, and you can see how we compare with our competitors here: whitehorseenergy.co.uk/firewoodpriceguide  

6. An Impressive, Stackable Home Feature

Silver birch is one of the prettiest firewood types as it’s naturally light in colour and covered in a silvery bark that makes it a recognisable and popular choice. If you prefer to store your logs with an intent for interior design, then Birch will fit in with most décor - modern or traditional.  

7. Nice Scent 

Birch gives off a sweet, fresh scent when burned which makes it twice as relaxing to burn. Indulge your senses and enhance your home environment with this firewood.

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