Whole Log Lumber Company Launches New Product: 100% Organic Fire Starter Kindling Made from Recycled Wood

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Green River Firestarters product made from recycled native Tar Heel fatwood pine is an environmentally friendly solution just in time for fireplace season.

But long leaf yellow pine flooring - also known as heart pine - is our specialty

Whole Log Lumber Company - based in the small mountain community of Zirconia, North Carolina - is proud to offer a new 100 percent natural fire starter for fireplaces, woodstoves, and campfires. The company makes the fast-starting kindling from recycled longleaf pine wood that is a byproduct of its main business, milling recycled lumber for the building trade.

Green River Firestarters is made from a special type of pine found in this region that is known for its extreme usefulness as a reliable fire starter. The locals refer to wood at the base of the tree's stump as "fat pine" or "fatwood" because it contains an unusually high amount of resin or sap content. Longleaf "Heart" pine is so rich in this flammable resin that it is possible to light a stick of raw pine that will burn for hours. North Carolina woodsmen have for centuries used pine branches as torches to light their way while traveling through the countryside at night. Now anyone - whether they live in the country or the city or are natives or newcomers - can take advantage of natural fatwood Green River Firestarters and enjoy the scent of local pine while ensuring a fast starting fire every time.

Whole Log Lumber - an active member of the North Carolina Green Building Council - offers a beautiful diversity of authentic reclaimed and recycled woods including pine, maple, oak, fir, redwood, and even rare chestnut.

"But long leaf yellow pine flooring - also known as heart pine - is our specialty," explains Jim Stowell, who co-founded Whole Log Lumber with his wife Loy. Their lumber mill on the Green River in Western North Carolina has been processing antique lumber since 1984. When they mill heart pine, the fatwood byproducts are then made into convenient fire starter sticks - kindling - lightwood - so that consumers can enjoy a natural and effective way to start fires fast while supporting the environment and ecological recycling efforts.

The nickname "Tarheel" - which refers to natives of North Carolina - is derived from the fact that turpentine production was once the state's biggest industry. Turpentine is made from the same sticky tar-like pine sap. Green River Firestarters follows in the footsteps of those original Tarheels with a 21st century product that is natural, authentic, convenient, and fun to use.

To learn more, visit http://www.WholeLogLumber.com - the company's Web site.

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