fuel in the hearth

Hazel is a very good wood fuel and sustainable due to being native but not as quick growing as birch, rowan, and hawthorn.


Splitting into logs is usually quite easy


It ignites fairly easily and is, perhaps, the best wood for cutting into sticks for perfect start up kindling, and it is very easy wood to cut into small sticks with a hand axe


Unfortunately, hazel is one of the worst wood fuels for sparking so an open fire with hazel wood should not be left unattended.


Only smokes when wet, and even then only minimally

heat quality?

Very good for heat but has to be well seasoned due to quite high water content, though when dry burns quite fast.


Gentle musk like fragrance when burning

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