OxLogs: firewood quality standard for Oxfordshire
Ask your woodfuel supplier: “Do you stock OxLogs?”
“Yesterday we had a delivery of Oxlogs wood – and very good it looks too. It certainly burned well last night and it’s a really good-sized load” (Linda Watson)
Buying local, good quality firewood helps to support local businesses and minimise ‘fuel miles’. But many woodfuel providers have provided ‘a load of seasoned firewood’, without specifying what they mean by ‘a load’ or ‘seasoned’.
toe2‘s OxLogs standard aims to increase customers’ certainty about the quantity and quality of firewood that they buy; and over time to improve the quality of firewood produced in Oxfordshire. OxLogs suppliers guarantee that they will provide transparent and accurate information about their firewood:
- Its volume in tossed (not stacked) cubic metres – any load must contain at least 95% of the stated volume, and the supplier must not use loose words like ‘load’
- Its moisture content – at least 90% of any load must be <25% moisture content, with the rest being <30% moisture content
- Whether it is hardwood, softwood or mixed – at least 98% of any load must be of the stated wood type
- Its length in inches – at least 95% of any load must be at or less than the stated length
The OxLogs standard is NOT a guarantee by toe2: rather it is a voluntary, trust-based scheme signed up to by firewood providers. Providers who use the OxLogs logo agree to give clear and honest information; in turn they can use the logo and are promoted by the woodfuel programme.