Firewood in Yorkshire.
The FC does not sell firewood. We sell timber for processing by others, often as 'standing timber', which can be of firewood quality. For more information see timber sales.
The FC is not offering any 'scavenging' or 'Estover' type licences in Yorkshire & North East for the retrieval of any wood post felling or otherwise. All of our woodland has long term management plans, which includes the 'dead' wood, a key element in invertebrate biodiversity. Please do not take wood from Forestry Commission sites.
Recently purchased, or are thinking of purchasing a log burning stove?
Looking for firewood for an appliance?
All woodlands belong to someone, so collection of anything from woodland, woody or otherwise without permission could be theft, and possibly trespass if the woodland does not have a permissive Right of Way. "Firewood is not for free." Guidance on firewood can be found here. The FC's advice is always contact the owner and seek written permission if you are determined to collect you own fuel.
When purchasing any wood for an appliance it is good practice to source local, sustainable managed fire wood from well managed woodland (UKWAS or similar). Ask what you are buying, both the quantity and species. Firewood is often sold by the 'load' or spatially, so it could be a bulk bag, cord, sack or even a car boot full!
Species selection for burning is important, people often want hardwoods, such as ash, oak or sycamore, but softwood species, spruce, pine etc are often cheaper, more readily available and burn just as hot, though not for as long.
Firewood merchants can be found in our directory, Yellow Pages, the local press, and the internet. Often garages, hardware stores or farm shops retail logs. Most stove and fireplace stores specialising in solid fuels carry lists of local suppliers. Online resources include the Biomass Energy Centre and Stoves Online as well as our regional directory.