Olive trees are very hardy and can live to a great age; their wood can be burnt on a carbon neutral basis. Olive wood has a very dense grain which gives it a much longer burn time than most woods, making it more economical to use as you burn fewer logs overall.
Our olive wood logs are split to a length of 25cm making them the perfect size for most log burners. The wonderful gnarled shape of the logs also adds character to your fireplace when they are burnt. All of our olive wood logs have been well seasoned so that the moisture content is very low, producing more heat and less steam.
If you are new to olive wood, we recommend that you buy a few nets of kiln-dried logs too, so that you can make a normal fire and then add olive wood so that you can see how it burns. Adding a few pieces of olive wood to an already-lit fire will help show you how much longer each log burns compared to anything else – be prepared to be impressed!
Did you know olive wood is used to cook with too? We actively encourage people to try cooking with olive wood on the BBQ, pizza oven or wood fired smoker - it will give the most amazing flavours to the food you are cooking; everything from smoked vegetable kebabs to wonderful slow-cooked lamb joints.