Fortunately for us, Great Britain is ideal for tree growth due to its mild winters, plentiful rainfall and fertile soil. With hundreds of acres of beautiful woodland right on our doorstep, we believe it is important to work in harmony with nature, in order to protect the wildlife and future growth of this natural resource for years to come. We ensure this by carefully harvesting the smaller, weaker trees, to create more space and light for the vigorous trees to grow on and flourish. As well as powering our kilns by wood chip instead of fossil fuels, to ensure the whole process is sustainable.
Before the timber deliveries reach our yard, we go to great lengths to ensure that we have sourced only the best quality, British trees available. Once the carefully selected logs arrive in our yard, they are sorted and then run through one of our firewood processors, which precisely cuts and splits the wood to a desired shape and length ready for the kiln. These logs then spend around 5 days inside our kiln, where their moisture content is reduced from around 70% to less than 20%.
It is this slow drying process that makes Walkers Logs unique. Many other kiln dried log suppliers blast their logs with an intense heat over a short period of time. This results in logs that appear dry on the outside but are unfortunately still wet internally. At Walkers Logs, we do things properly. We bake our logs over a longer time cycle, which ensures that all of our logs are dried throughout, meaning they will burn brighter for much longer, especially in comparison to logs that haven’t been dried as thoroughly. This drying process also ensures that your fire will light more easily and burn more efficiently with a vastly improved heat output.