Monday, January 09, 2017 in Industry News.
Now that we are approaching the latter of the winter months it’s probably a good time to start cutting firewood in preparation for next winter.
Wood is traditionally cut from January until early March largely due the moisture content of the wood being at it’s lowest during these months. Tree sap remains at the bottom of the trunk throughout winter and leaves begin to draw it up when they sprout in spring therefore it is crucial to get cutting before then to maximise dryness. Wood is also much easier to cut in cooler temperatures.
Once you’ve cut your firewood, the hard work then begins in the drying and storing process. Seasoning wood improperly can lead to rot and decay so in order to avoid disappointment we’ve compiled some top maintaining and storing wood tips for you -
First things first you must split the wood,
2. Stacking Up
Next it’s time to stack,
3. Summer Sun
4. Check for Moisture
5. Secondary storage
Now that your wood is all dried out, you may want to separate it out into user friendly net bags. Net bags are strong, durable and perfect for packing small amounts of firewood. They are easy to transport and their mesh construction provides adequate ventilation.
Alternatively if you need to transport large amounts of firewood to hard to access areas, our Barrow bags provide the perfect solution. Barrow bags are designed to be loaded onto a sack barrow making manoeuvring the firewood through gardens, paths and narrow corridors stress free
So all that’s left to do enjoy the warmth and burn it all away!
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