Logs for the best heat - Olive or Cork Oak?
by Pam Bushnell
We have access to plentiful supplies of olive and cork oak. Which is better for a log burning stove? Which produces the most heat?
Both cork oak and olive are good firewood species. I'm not familiar with cork oak in particular as it doesn't grow in my part of the world, but the research that I've done suggests that it is similar to all oak species in its characteristics. That being said, the cork oak should burn longer than the olive. So given the choice, I would choose to burn the oak over the olive.
Hope this helps!