Once you have learnt how to compare the different log offers available, it’s time to go into more detail and look at the world of wood species. You most probably have come across birch logs – they are nice, good-looking wood fuel, with a white and black coloured bark that should easily come off if it’s properly dried. It isn’t a very dense wood, however, so birch logs burn very hot. Historically, people have used all sort of trees to fuel their woodburners. Hardwoods are denser than softwoods (i.e. pine, spruce or larch) and when you burn denser wood it will burn for longer and therefore generate more heat. Birch is one of the most common hardwood species used in Scandinavia, where burning logs to heat homes has been compulsory for survival. Thanks to the availability of birch trees in Scandinavia and the Baltics, the log market is saturated there with birch log offers. You can see birch logs for sale in crates, nets and bags.