Characteristics of Logs


Species of Log

 

Oak

Ash

Beech

Sycamore

Sweet Chestnut

 Alder

Burning Speed

med.

slow

med.

fast

fast

fast

Heat Produced

excellent

good

good

average

poor

Flame Produced

small

strong, bright, consistent

strong

 

bright

Sparks

no

 no

some

no

yes

yes

Colour of Wood

light yellow/ brown

pale

white/ pale

yellow/ white

light yellow/ brown

brown/ pink

Wood Waste Btu Values      
M/c Values of Logs

 

 

 

 

Page Topics : log moisture content