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Our corporate commitment to the environment dates back over 30 years. It begins with our sources of supply. Sources of raw materials for firewood can be monitored only by starting with logs or orchard wood, so that’s the only source material in our manufacturing operations. Limiting ourselves to only whole logs and orchard wood as raw materials allows us to confirm they have been harvested legally and responsibly. Therefore, as a California Hotwood, Inc. customer, you can rest assured that:

  • Every California Hotwood, Inc. softwood product has been manufactured from logs individually inspected and/or approved by the U.S. Forest Service, State Department of Forestry.
  • Every California Hotwood, Inc. hardwood product has been manufactured from logs harvested under a forest harvest plan approved by the U.S. Forest Service, State Department of Forestry or orchard wood.
  • Every firewood product manufactured by California Hotwood, Inc. is made from logs which are by-products of State or Federally approved reforestation projects or orchard wood.

In addition to encouraging responsible use of America’s forests, we also take great care in manufacturing firewood in such a manner as to minimize emissions and eliminate waste. Our production facilities and quality control points allow us to package firewood at moisture content levels which insure an environmentally responsible balance of heating value (BTU’s) and moisture content through:

  • The use of 100% natural dehydration practices and/or dead standing logs.
  • Three separate automated cleaning procedures on our manufacturing and packaging lines.
  • Automated recapture of all waste (sawdust, shavings, bark and other wood fibre eliminated during grading) and conversion into electrical co-generation plant fuel or landscaping products.

Environmental responsibility is mandatory in all facets of California Hotwood’s operations. We challenge all packaged firewood manufacturers and suppliers to meet our standards. We encourage all retailers to make available to the consumer only those firewood products harvested and manufactured in an environmentally responsible manner. Our Consumer Affairs Manager is available to respond to your comments or questions at (209) 333-5480.