Seasoned, Excellent Burning 2024
Gum is a hardwood. Slow burning, maximum heat output. Suited to both open fires and log burners. A softwood or kindling should be used to start your fire and a medium or soft wood should be used with gum once a good fire is established. Gum will absorb rain and this should be considered when purchasing during winter.
Good to know:
If it’s a cozy home your after then Gum will tick all the boxes. Great value for money when buying a hardwood.
Very high heat output when an established base has been created.
Ideally mix burn with a softer wood during the day then fully stoke the fire with Gum at night for a slow long burn. To identify Gum from other woods, you will feel the weight. Ends will look smooth almost like paper.
Don’t leave Gum sitting on your driveway after delivery. Blue Gum resin can mark and leave a dark stain after a while.
Ash should be cleaned from firebox every 3-5 weeks. Once cool – most fruit trees love it as mulch.
Make sure your firebox and flue are cleaned and inspected each year for your firewood to work efficiently.