The Forestry Commission is committed to promoting the use of wood as an economical, sustainable and carbon-neutral fuel.
Until now, we have been able to respond to individual requests for firewood on an ad hoc basis.
There are a number of households in the New Forest which are entitled to a supply of firewood provided by the Forestry Commission under the common right of estovers. This right is attached by deed to the property.
Scavenging firewood from the forest is not allowed. It is considered as important habitat material for all kinds of organisms which significantly contribute to the overall ecological interest of the forest.
Locally more and more people are turning to wood as a form of fuel and as demand for firewood grows, it has become increasingly difficult for us to meet individual expectations.
The websites listed below provide contact details of suppliers who are selling firewood locally.
For the commercial sector the Forestry Commission runs tenders for larger volumes of firewood. These tenders can be viewed through our E-Sales system . This service is not intended for use by private individuals.