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What Are Softwood Logs?

Here at D Price and Sons, we've used our 25 years of experience supplying softwood logs to Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire to answer all of your questions in this guide.

How to Tell if They Are Softwood Logs?

Posted on - 10.03.21

Here at D Price and Sons, we have been supplying softwood logs to Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire for over 25 years. Whether it’s kiln dried softwood logs or their pre-dried form, we can provide the cheapest and best value product for your fire. In today's guide, we'll be exploring softwood and plan to answer all of your questions regarding this member of our premium log range.

Where is Softwood Sourced From? 

Softwood refers to a type of wood that is sourced from certain trees. The most common of these are as follows:

  • Pine
  • Redwood
  • Larch
  • Fir
  • Cedar
  • Ash 
  • Birch

There are a few visual differences that you’ll find between hardwood and softwood logs. Softwood tends not to have any visible pores meaning that they don’t display as strong a grain as can be found in hardwoods. Softwoods also tend to be a lot lighter in colour than hardwoods. If you have taken a look at our range, you’ll notice that our softwood logs are also cheaper than their counterparts. This is because their density allows the drying process to be much quicker. Not only that, but they also grow much quicker making them a more sustainable fuel. 

What are the Benefits of Burning Softwood? 

Due to their characteristics of being less dense, it has made softwood a popular material for a lot of tasks, including burning. This low density means that it’s much quicker to start burning softwood than hardwood, making it perfect to start a fire with. Starting a fire with a hardwood log would have you there for quite a while. However, softwood logs will have it burning in no time and are adept at quickly ramping up the temperature. This can help with reducing the smoke emitted from the wood. Here at D Price and Sons, we actually recommend pairing the two, with softwood logs being used to start the fire and hardwood being used to maintain it. 

If you’re looking to dry the wood yourself, softwood logs will most probably be the best option too as they dry much quicker than hardwood. However, if you would prefer to purchase it already dried, we also offer kiln-dried softwood logs. Whichever you choose, it’s important to understand that no wood should be burned in your stove or log burner until it is dried. Otherwise, you could be exposing your equipment and the surroundings to smoke damage.  

Softwood Logs in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire From D Price and Sons

Now that you understand softwood logs, their benefits and their differences to their hardwood counterparts, it’s time to make a decision. If you have decided to opt for softwood logs, you can browse our range today. This range of premium logs can be ordered online today and delivered to your door. Kindling is also available to be purchased from our online store. 

If you’re making an order of hardwood or softwood logs in Stoke-on-Trent or Staffordshire, you may be applicable for free delivery. To find out more, you can check out our delivery page. If you have any questions regarding any of our products, please contact us. Our friendly and experienced team will be happy to assist you. If you have found this blog to be helpful, you may also be interested in others just like it in our latest news

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