Burn This Firewood began as a sustainability effort by Texas Tree Surgeons. We are proud to partner with community organizations to help bring you premium, local, responsibly-sourced firewood.
One of our favorite community partners is the Dallas Zoo. We assist with their habitat cleanup and brush haul away. Primarily, though, we collect branches that animals have stripped of bark and leaves. This process leaves the branches cracked and split open.
Once we bring the branches back to our Garland, Texas, woodyard, we cut the branches into usable lengths and dry them. Once most of the moisture has evaporated, what is left is great kindling, as it is light, dry, and split, exposing the fibrous interior. We package our kindling in biodegradable and burnable jute sacks. Want to start a small fire? Use a few sticks. Want to start a big fire? You can set the entire bag alight! (We do not recommend this!)
So, Why Do We Call It “Elephant Wood?”
While many different animals eat the leaves and twigs, most of what we collect comes from the elephant habitats. And we thought it was a catchy name!
We are happy to be able to support our partners like the Dallas Zoo, and are constantly looking for more ways to stop potential wood waste from ending up in a landfill. All of our firewood comes from local tree trimming companies. We give back to our community by donating mulch and wood to local schools and nonprofits. We are also partnering with Turn Compost to produce organic compost from residential and commercial food waste and mulch.
Do Elephants Really Eat Trees?
While elephants do not eat the older, harder wood parts of tree branches, they do eat the shoots, small twigs, and leaves and strip the bark off larger branches. Find out more here!
Elephants Aren’t the Only Ones Snacking on Tree Branches!
Rhinos, gorillas, giraffes, and other species also need leaves, bark, and twigs in their diet.
Need Firewood? Burn This! And help us make sure there is No Wood Left Behind!