Our partnership with Borders Forest Trust helps plant native trees for the sole purpose of habitat creation. These trees will never be felled. They will be left to complete their natural life cycle.

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About Borders Forest Trust

Borders Forest Trust is a charitable organisation working to restore the rich tapestry of native woodlands and wild places in the south of Scotland.

Formed in 1996, the Trust was established to enable the development of a range of integrated environmental, social and economic projects that would contribute towards the restoration of the area’s native woodland heritage. Learn more.

Our Plant A Tree Scheme

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In the winter of 2019/2020 we started our Plant A Tree scheme. For every tonne of briquettes we sell, we plant one native tree in the UK. Whether you buy one pack or one pallet, every purchase counts towards our total. We do this in partnership with The Borders Forest Trust. They plant areas of native woodland in the Scottish Borders.

In 2020, the Trust planted 2,107 trees purchased by us, at a total cost of £5,267.50. These trees have been planted at the Talla and Gameshope site.

Two pounds fifty pence per tree planted is fabulous value for enhancing the environment. We are delighted to work with the the Trust on this planting programme. We look forward to playing our part in re-wilding the Borders hills again in 2021.

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Quick guide to choosing the best Wood Fuel for your stove and lifestyle.

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*Break - We strongly recommend you break these briquettes in half (or less for very small stoves) because they do expand whilst burning and you don't want them to overfill the fire.
*Easy to light - We always use a Firelighter and Kindling Sticks to start our fires. Most briquettes are graded four stars to light because they are quite dense and require kindling.


  • All stove and flue combinations tend to have different burning characteristics. Fuel that works well in my stove may not work so well in your stove, and vice-versa.
  • Most modern stoves are more efficient than most older stoves, meaning a modern quality stove will burn fuel more economically and generate more heat over a longer period.
  • Always try to burn fuel with a 'lick of flame'. Smouldering fuel to try to extend burn time is bad for your stove, flue and the environment due to unburned particulate matter in the smoke.
  • Be prepared to break briquettes into smaller sections to fit into your stove comfortably. Many briquettes do expand whilst burning and you don't want them to expand onto the glass.
  • The chart above indicates which briquettes are easy to break. Some are small enough so they don't need breaking. This makes for a cleaner environment around your stove.
  • All briquettes, except Everyday Value and Hotmax, benefit hugely from using kindling to light them. I suggest five kindling sticks will be sufficient, meaning a net should last 30 days.