Firewood


FIREWOOD

We now have Sugar Gum firewood available: $290/m³ incl GST plus delivery.

For sales and enquiries please get in touch via email at fairwood@ceres.org.au

For 15kg bags delivered to your door, please order online through our sister business CERES Fair Food.

Our Sugar Gum burns more efficiently than Red Gum¹ , supports local reforestation projects and is grown less than 2 hours drive from the Melbourne CBD. Pre-cut and split ready for your wood heater or oven.

We are proud to have teamed up with the fantastic people at Wood4Good who work to create beautiful and productive forests on existing degraded farmland. These forests become a robust ecosystem that in turn plays an important role in the regulation and protection of land, water biodiversity and the climate. The work of Wood4Good helps to create permanent forests that provide a fantastic local source of renewable material, bioenergy and income.

On top of this, a 2003 life-cycle assessment from CSIRO has shown that locally sourced firewood from managed plantations causes more carbon to be stored than is released through burning, so you can sleep easy (and warm).²

¹ According to the Victorian Department of Primary Industries, Sugar Gum has a Relative Available Heat Value of 95% where the most commonly sought firewood in Victoria (River) Red Gum is only 81% Gavin Brock, 2004

² In 2003 the CSIRO conducted a life-cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from domestic wood heating. This assessment compared emissions of greenhouse gas pollution from a range of energy sources including coal and gas and rated plantation-grown firewood the best option. In fact, energy sourced from suitable plantations is better than carbon-neutral, because plantations remove carbon from the atmosphere, and the firewood that is produced reduces our consumption of dirty energy sources. CSIRO, 2003