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Tree Magic 1: Beithe (Birch) The Tree Of Birth

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The Birch Tree

Birch TreesIn Celtic cultures The Birch tree symbolises initiation, renewal, growth, stability and adaptability. The tree populates formerly uncolonized land and is known as a "pioneer species". From the
 Ogham alphabet "Beithe".

The Chinese honor the birch and give it the attributes of protection, communication and rejuventation and Ancient Siberians hail Birch as sacred. They called it "the ladder that spanned the gap between heaven & earth. Many Native Americans prize the birch for its bark which can be used in construction of wigwams, canoes and bowls as it is very light weight and easy to manipulate.

Birch is used as firewood due to its high calorific value per unit weight and unit volume. Even when frozen or freshly cut it can burn well without sparking or popping. Designated as a Hardwood by the Forestry Commission trees can often reach 200 years although grown commercially for use within the industry it is sustainable with most crops being 40-50 years old.

Birch is available from reservoir logs as cleaved firewood logs in both 25cm and 30cm lengths. Moisture content is guaranteed to be below 20% or we will replace/refund no quibble.

Price Increase Imminent

Various factors within the industry are affecting production level prices of firewood this Winter and these increases are being passed directly to us. We will be reviewing the pricing of several products and announcing a price rise at the end of January which we hope to mitigate and keep to a minimum for our customers.


Stock up your log store in time for the cold weather ahead during the rest of Winter with a selection of kiln dried logs

Popular and sustainable Birch is available in both 25cm and 30cm lengths - if your stove can fit a 30cm log then this is the best value option as the longer the log, the longer the burn!

Ash and Oak and Beech are popping in and out of stock frequently due to their popularity but you can pre-order, expected release dates are on each product page.. Briquettes are still on extra discount until the end of the month!

Make sure you add in your chosen lighters (local area account only) and firelighters to your order!

Buy by the crate or buy by the net

The first thing to consider when purchasing a crate of logs from any company is access to your property.  Most pallet companies offer a kerbside only delivery and any obstacles such as parking restrictions, bumpy pavements, gravel driveways, etc. will render delivery difficult for even a 2 man delivery with a pallet truck.Then, if you [...]

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Log Layaway Plans

Plans are only available to customers within our local delivery areas.  Organise your Winter Log requirements and Fix your costs by joining one of our Log Layaway Plans in partnership with GoCardless. Benefits of our Log Layaway Plans are exclusive to customers paying by direct debit.The bundled plans are not exclusive and if you [...]

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SECONDS CLEARANCE - Local Area Customers

These products are only available to our Local Area Account Customers and you need to be logged into your account to be able to access them.We're still finding odd pockets of birch and ash logs which have been stuck to the side because in the last few months they've suffered from being soaked or having [...]

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SCOTORCH - The Scottish Swedish Log

Spark up a conversation with the Scotorch Swedish Log Fire Candle.Available in the main shop and at a reduced price for our Local Area Customers onlyUse indoors in your fireplace or wood burner or outside in your fire pit or on the ground. Great for garden get-togethers, this kiln dried hardwood log will be the [...]

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Local Area Account - Am I Eligible?

If you are a customers in a local area postcodes you are able to access free delivery options when certain weights of eligible products are your shopping cart. You also have access to free shipping products within the Local Area Products category.   You will know you're in the group as when you are logged in [...]

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Affiliate Program - Lead Dyno

Our marketing strategy is a bit 'unique' in that we prefer to put money in our customers' pockets. It's a win-win, and we much prefer it to writing fat checks to Google and Facebook every month for their expensive advertising!We run an affiliate rewards program through LeadDyno.  You can sign up for our affiliate program [...]

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​Crowdfunding - Tip the waitress?

Since we started back in 2008 we've been full of great ideas here at reservoir logs and it's always a fine balance between taking care of our valued customers and growing the business which is tricky in a seasonal economy. We've researched many crowdfunding platforms. Here at reservoir logs HQ, we don't believe in money for [...]

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Download reservoir logs Apps Android and Apple

Join the hundreds of customers using the reservoir logs "firewood logs" app for your i phone, ipad, android smartphone or tablet.This nice clean little app allows you to order your logs and manage your reservoir logs customer account with ease.

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