July 25, 2011
How the firewood industry has grown over the past 5 years
With energy costs continuing to rise and no sign yet of a viable low cost alternative, more and more people are switching back to traditional methods of heating their home. Open fires and wood burning stoves are becoming increasingly popular and, as a result, the wood industry has enjoyed steady growth in recent years.
Aside from turning back to these methods in order to save on energy costs, there have been considerable improvements elsewhere that have helped the industry no end.
Some years ago, anything involving the wood industry tended to court a bad press. Deforestation and the affect that it had on the environment were both in the news and the industry was undoubtedly affected. Thankfully, these days wood such as that which is used to make kindling and fuel for fires and stoves is, in the main, taken from renewable sources. The wood industry has certainly woken up to these issues and the positive actions that is has taken have, in turn, produced a positive affect on demand.
The wood industry has also made significant improvements in the products that it is associated with. Far from being a dying trade, people are turning back to traditional heating methods as they fight back against the rising costs of heating their home.
As a result, many logs used in fires and wood burning stoves are purpose made and are therefore more suited to the task.
The wood industry hasn’t enjoyed this growth by accident: It has recognised the needs for its products and has improved them accordingly along with its overall image. With this greener outlook and improved range of products, it looks set to thrive for many years to come.