The Olive tree, native to the middle east, was introduced into the Iberian peninsula by the Greeks and Phoenicians who planted it in their colonies. It went on to become a mainstay of their diet alongside cereals and vines.
Olive firewood is an extremely dense firewood that burns with a fantastic aroma. The density of the wood means that it burns much longer than most woods here in the UK.
All our Olive wood is sourced from the Mediterranean region where there is an abundance of cut wood just left to rot from the Olive Farms pruning and replanting process. This makes it a perfect renewable & carbon neutral resource.
- Olive wood is very hard and is prized for its durability, colour, high combustion temperature and interesting grain patterns.
- Olives are one of the most extensively cultivated fruit crops in the world. In 2011 there were about 9.6 million hectares planted with olive trees, which is more than twice the amount of land devoted to apples, bananas or mangoes
- The ten largest producing countries, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization, are all located in the Mediterranean region and produce 95% of the world's olives.
- In situations where extreme cold has damaged or killed the olive tree the rootstock can survive and produce new shoots which in turn become new trees. In this way olive trees can regenerate themselves