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Friday, December 25, 2015

Good morning,

Nothing adds a cozy, holiday feel to your home like an open fire (and maybe some chestnuts roasting on it).

And if you have a fire place, a wood burning stove or maybe a fire grate in the back yard, chances are you have rows of dead wood stacked up somewhere.

Maybe that wood is a by-product of necessary clearing or maybe it was harvested specifically to be sold as firewood, but the next time you are about to buy natural firewood for your fireplace consider an alternative.

Please scroll down to read more about compressed, recycled fire logs.

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Compressed fire logs are made from wood residue from the primary and secondary wood processing industries. Sawdust and wood chips that would otherwise end up in landfills is transformed into densified logs, therefore reducing environmental problems due to disposal.

Some compressed fire logs are made with wax, accelerants to facilitate combustion and other chemical additives. There are brands available that are 100 percent completely natural, these are the ones you want to purchase.

Every ton (about one pallet) of compressed, densified logs is equivalent to 12 mature trees that don't need to be cut down!

Fire logs burn hotter, longer and cleaner than dried firewood and produce less smoke and eventually less ash. Plus, since they are kiln dried they can be stored inside your home. No mold or bugs!

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