African Firewood Kameeldoring
A large umbrella shaped tree with feathery foliage from the African savannas where it is a favorite that is browsed by elephants and giraffe. The common name Camel Thorn is loosely translated from the Afrikaans name “Kameeldoring”, coming from kameelperd (giraffes). Our firewood is taken from the branches that fall from the trees due to their exceptional weight. Axes must be seriously sharp to split this firewood! Our Kameeldoring firewood is responsibly cropped with governmental co-operation with local landowners and farmers.
The bark is grey to blackish brown, deeply furrowed and young branches are a shiny reddish brown. Kameeldoring is a hardwood and due to its density is considered an iron wood. It has the lowest moisture content of any wood as it is baked by the African sun to as low as 0 to 1 % moisture content.
Amazing long burn times, virtually zero smoke production, no wasted energy burning off extra moisture and the very best return in calorific value terms that money can buy. This is alsoa superb cooking wood, perfect for fire pits and chimeras and has exceptionally long burn time!
*All wood is supplied in a White Hessian Woven Bag weighing approximately 10Kg