The Advantages of Red Gum Firewood

Winter is just around the corner, and with temperatures plummeting, many homeowners choose to keep their homes warm with a sustainable firewood source. If you are looking to buy firewood in Mornington, you have probably discovered that there are many options available. However, one type preferred by many Victorian homeowners red gum firewood. Bittern Garden Supplies is the trusted local supplier of red gum firewood for sale on the Mornington Peninsula. Red gum firewood presents many benefits, so let’s take a look at just a few of them.

What is Red Gum?

A prolific tree found right across Australia with concentrations in Northern Victoria, outback New South Wales and up into Western Queensland, red gum firewood has proven to be a versatile timber ideal for combustion wood heaters and open fires.

Why is it a Good Wood to Burn at Home?

A popular firewood type and readily available, red gum firewood is the ideal choice for Mornington homes as it: 

Burns Clean

Red gum firewood burns brilliantly with bright flames and does not release too much smoke or ashes when it is burned at high temperatures. Many other types of firewood can produce an abundance of smoke or ashes causing a smoke haze in the air and hard-to-clean residue in the fireplace enclosure.

Is Cost-Effective

The density of red gum ensures it burns longer than many other types of firewood, making it an affordable firewood choice. In addition, red gum firewood is long-lasting and is not easily damaged by a downpour or other weather extremes, so you can purchase and store it with confidence.

Is Environmentally Friendly

Red gum firewood not only produces less smoke and ashes, it does not release any harmful pollutants to the air and provides a renewable energy source that is safe for the environment.

Tips for Choosing Red Gum Firewood

When purchasing wood to keep your home warm this winter, there are a few things to look out for. Check that it is:

  • Fully-seasoned – firewood that is still green will give off much less heat than dry wood as well as produce more smoke and ash. Wood should be seasoned 6 months to 1 year before it is sufficiently dry.
  • Dense – the denser the wood, the more capable it is of producing large, consistent flames for a longer period of time.
  • Free of termites – firewood should be appropriately stored by the supplier to ensure it is clean, and pest and termite-free for a high quality and safe fire.
  • From a reputable supplier – this will ensure it is from a sustainable source and will produce an impeccable flame that will keep your home warmer for longer.

Red gum firewood, Mornington Peninsula’s most popular firewood is ready and waiting for you at Bittern Garden Supplies. Our firewood is split, dry and ready to burn and we can deliver to your door to keep your home toasty warm this winter. Get in touch with us online or by calling 5983 9779 to order yours today.