Buying Slow-burning Firewood?

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Yard Hours

  • mon 4pm till 6pm
  • tues 4pm till 6pm
  • weds 4pm till 6pm
  • thurs 4pm till 6pm
  • fri 4pm till 6pm
  • sat 11am till 4pm
  • sun 11am till 1pm
  • or A/Hrs pick ups call or text 021 661932
  • 259 Great North Road Grey Lynn
  • 200m east of Bond St

What Are The Differences Between Softwoods & Hardwoods?

In the greater Auckland region, the most commonly burned firewoods are Pine, Macrocarpa, Gum and Ti-tree.

Pine (Pinus radiata) and Macrocarpa (Cupressus macrocarpa) are both conifers, and are described as softwoods. Gum (Eucalyptus sp.) and Ti-tree (Leptospermum scoparium), also known as Manuka and Tea Tree, are both broadleaf trees, and are described as hardwoods.

Softwoods are fast-growing trees, with comparatively large gaps between their annual increment rings. Hardwoods grow much slower, and their annual rings are very closely spaced.

In most cases, the more closely spaced a tree's annual rings, the heavier the wood and greater its bulk density. This gives most hardwoods slow-burning or long-burning properties, making them far superior for use as firewood than the softwoods.

Firewood should have a moisture content of no greater than 25%. Firewood with a moisture content of less than 20% is preferable in producing more efficient, clean-burning heat.

The Good Wood Scheme, recently adopted by Nelson City and Tasman District Councils, makes it illegal for residents to sell or burn firewood with a moisture content of more than 25% during winter months.

We support the introduction of firewood initiatives similar to the Good Wood Scheme by local councils throughout New Zealand.

Visit our Grey Lynn yard today & discuss your firewood requirements with knowledgeable & friendly staff.

 

All our firewood is sold in 50 x 83cm hessian sacks.

Bags range in weight from approximately 13-20kg, depending on the type of wood.

Cosy cloth sacks are refundable at 50 cents each.

Check our Firewood Prices for our full winter firewoods list.