The collection and use of firewood is a common practice in the Uralla Shire with over 75% of our homes using firewood for winter heating. Firewood is a valuable source of energy and is renewable, if harvested in a sustainable manner. Our goal is to enable Uralla Shire residents to source their firewood, in the knowledge that it is being collected in a way that has a low ecological impact.
What is Sustainable Firewood?
Sustainable Firewood Suppliers
Elephant in the Woodland Project
Elephant in the Woodland Progress
This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.
Firewood is an important energy source for our homes in the Shire, playing a key role in keeping us warm in winter, fund raising for local clubs and in the “sharing” economy within our community. Click here for more details.
Z-NET Uralla has developed a guide for sustainable firewood harvesting that takes into account the importance of wood as wildlife habitat, nutrient recycling in woodlands and control of soil erosion.
Did you know… that 1 tonne of wood is equivalent to almost 1 kg of urea, 0.8 kg of super, and 0.7 kg lime, all valuable nutrients for pasture growth!