Why Burn Firewood
Firewood is environmentally friendly because using it results in virtually no 'fossil' carbon dioxide being added to our present environment and thus helps minimise the effects of climate change as compared to using gas, oil or coal. Firewood supply can create local, rural jobs and revenue and can play a major role in reversing rural economic decline. Firewood is also a renewable resource and using it today will not prevent our children and grandchildren from using firewood in the future.
Cutting firewood through thinning and coppicing can re-establish traditional woodland management. It is a decline in this type of practice that has led to the loss or decline of some of our most attractive woodland wildlife.
Please read our Forestry Commission publication regarding wood fuel.