fuel in the hearth

Blackthorn is a superb wood fuel and sustainable due to being native and a quick grower, and a great alternative for people superstitious about Hawthorn.


Splitting into logs is sometimes tricky due to knotting


Ignites very easily, and makes perfect start up kindling with a hand axe


Does spark a little


Only smokes when wet, and even then only minimally

Heat Quality?

Extremely good for heat and due to low water content and can be burned dry or green, and quite slow burning, but finding wide logs is scarce.


Wonderful floral fragrance when burning, sometimes a sweet rose like smell

to read about Blackthorn used in celebration and divining, please click here