We did extensive research on uses. As a child growing up in Vancouver we would sit around the fire in the family room. These warm memories of my childhood always brought a smile to my face. These treasured moments were something we felt we could recreate…a family sharing stories while heating their homes.
While the family sitting in the living room staying warm is not as common anymore, what is coming back in style are wood stoves in the home for heating to cut down on utility bills but also for those concerned about the environment by creating renewable energy.
Naturally, camping is a huge use for our firewood and continues to be very popular during times when we’re not experiencing fire bans in the province. We have developed a huge following of ‘weekend warriors’ that use our firewood for camping in our beautiful province. Ahhh…a campfire – Priceless!
Over the last decade as we grew our firewood program, we found a number of our customers were developing backyards into living spaces. This included the standalone fire pit or the beautifully landscaped fire pits and fireplaces used for sitting around and staying warm at night. The biggest trend though was coming from our new clientele who were cooking with their backyard pizza ovens! As we watched this trend gather speed, we did further research to find the perfect wood for cooking pizza.
Fruitwoods like Apple, Cherry and Peach were noted as the best to flavour your food. We partnered with an orchard in the Okanagan and started shipping down 4 cords of wood to our nursery at a time and now we’re receiving a 54 foot trailer in the yard bi-monthly to keep our supply chain alive and well.