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How do you keep your indoor stove fire burning longer?

Helpful Tips Step 1: Preparation: Preparing and gathering the necessary tools will be key in keeping your indoor stove burning longer through the day or night. – Select a dried hardwood in a couple of sizes, which comes in handy when stacking the firewood. Ensure your firewood is fully seasoned and dry. – Select a Read more…

What Makes The Best Firewood For Clean Burning?

When choosing your firewood, the best burning firewood will be dry and dense. The Green Centre is a Firewood Association of Australia Member What does this mean? Our firewood must comply with the following: be sourced from legal and environmentally friendly sources comply with National Trade Measurement Regulations be fully seasoned and dry, moisture content Read more…

Sustainably Harvested Firewood

In Victoria, native forests are regenerated after timber harvesting to ensure the forest grows back. This is a key part of sustainable forest management. Replacing the older, harvested forest with a younger, growing forest ensures the maintenance of forest cover, biodiversity and habitat across the landscape. Sustainable forest management supports a range of environmental, social, Read more…

Wood Burning and Air Quality

Tips for Selecting Firewood The key to creating a bright, hot fire is good fuel. Wet (unseasoned) firewood smokes more than dry wood. The moisture in the wood needs to evaporate before the wood will burn. This lowers the temperature of the fire, causing less complete combustion and excessive smoke. *Also see our kindling product Smart Read more…

Kindling Bag, Re-use, Recycle, Easy to Open…

Recycling is our main goal here at The Green Centre. Did you know that you can re-use your kindling bag? Here are some simple steps on how to open your kindling bag easily:

Mixed Firewood

Last Winter we experienced firewood shortages and increased prices due to supply shortages across Victoria We have added a new product to our range – Mixed Firewood This is a high quality dry seasoned mixed hardwood and is slightly cheaper than Redgum whilst still having high heat output and a long burning time All of our Read more…

SmartBurn – Environmentally Friendly

Some answers to your questions about SmartBurn? How long will my new SmartBurn last? Approximately 3 months is the usual life of a SmartBurn When should I get a SmartBurn? It is suggested that you start using at the beginning of Winter to avoid flue soot build-up throughout the colder months. How can I tell Read more…

Firewood Shortages – Keeping Our Customers Warm This Winter

One month into Winter, and you will most probably be well aware of the major firewood shortages across Victoria. When we say shortages, we are referring to availability of dry firewood. To ensure that our customers keep warm this Winter we have been able to obtain seasoned dry sustainable firewood that is equivalent to our usual supply Read more…

SmartBurn for your Fireplace

Channel 10 – Healthy Homes 20th May featuring SmartBurn Managing Director, Glenn Fretwell, talks all things SmartBurn – the benefits, the features and why you should be using SmartBurn in wood heaters.   The Green Centre : Sustainable Redgum Firewood – online orders available for our seasoned dry ready to burn firewood  Ph: 93315300      

Winter is Approaching…

  Keeping warm with Redgum Firewood It is that time of the year again; the days get shorter, and the temperature drops. It will soon be winter, and as we head into the colder months it is a timely reminder to make sure that you have stocked up your firewood supplies. With a constant stream of emails Read more…

YAK ALES BBQ FESTIVAL MELBOURNE – on now…

Melbourne, Meat, Smoke, Summer… Saturday & Sunday from 10am until late – 4th & 5th of Feb 2017 We are delivering firewood to Southern Cross Smokers at the Festival Brett was kind enough to send us through these photos Head on down to Southern Cross Smokers and say hi to the boys to check out the Read more…

Sustainably Sourced Redgum Firewood

Maintaining a Wood Heater – Smartburn

9331-5300 Combustion gases will condense and build up in flues or chimneys. A black tar-like substance called creosote will build up and this will restrict the air flow in the heater or fireplace, reducing its efficiency. Eventually this can completely block the flue, making the fire impossible to operate. One sign of a blocked flue is smoke coming Read more…

What is Sustainable Firewood?

In recent years the word sustainable has become a commonly used – and often misused – adjective. According to most dictionaries the word “sustain” means to “maintain”, “support” or “endure”. So – Is firewood sustainable? And what does sustainable firewood actually mean? Trees regenerate or re-grow naturally from seed or they can be planted or Read more…

School Holiday Tip – Building a Woodfire

For any fire to start and keep going three things are needed: fuel oxygen and heat Make sure you leave enough air space around each piece of kindling when setting up the fire so that oxygen can circulate. Kindling catches fire easily because it has a large surface area and small mass, which allows it to reach Read more…

Smoke!!

Avoiding excessive smoke is not difficult, provided that your firewood is dry Ensure there is adequate air flow when lighting your fire Use small pieces of kindling to ignite the fire quickly Slowly add larger pieces of wood as the fire gathers strength Arrange wood so that there is plenty of air flow Only close the vent once Read more…