Drying Wood

The Importance of Producing Dry Wood

Much of the timber already supplied has been down for some time which has meant that it has been seasoned but sometimes damp. This is important as for the same effort, properly seasoned and air dried wood (30% moisture content) can provide three times the heat of unseasoned wood (70% moisture content) and twice as much as relatively damp wood (45% moisture content).

It takes between one to one and a half years to properly season wood by stacking in the open and covering. Either users need to be educated to think a year ahead and buy green wood to season in a covered area or the Findhorn Hinterland Group need to do this and charge something extra for doing so as drier windblown timber will eventually run out. We are at present stacking wood to dry in the forest.

Findhorn Hinterland Trust, Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) SC045806
228 Pineridge, Findhorn, Forres, Moray IV36 3TB