Living in a forest has many virtues
We use mainly chestnut wood. It is abundant here as dry dead-standing, is fast growing and very good to burn. It took us eight years to figure out that birch bark is an excellent fire lighter!
Having a large forest of ash, beech, hazel, silver birch and sweet chestnut there is always plenty of dead wood for us to use for heating and cooking. Now Ravenwood is equipped with a solar powered chainsaw which we use on seasoned wood only. This has revolutionized the firewood story.