Browsing Archive: February, 2015

Coed Mitchen

Posted by Nick Burton on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, In : Woodland management 
Finally, I'm saying good bye to the stack of timber in the lay-by at our wood, Coed Mitchen.  It was all wind-blown larch and spruce knocked over in the storms of 2014.  There is still more to do and it was added to by the first storms of 2015, so its back to the chainsaw to get another load ready for Elza to haul out.  This load went for fencing: 8ft gate posts, 7ft and 5ft 7in fence posts plus five 16ft sawlogs; its nice to see it used for more than just firewood.



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Coed yr Ystrad

Posted by Nick Burton on Monday, February 9, 2015, In : Timber extraction 
This was a small contract for the new owner of 60 acre woodland.  The previous owner had clear-felled an area of larch leaving just the broadleaved trees, mostly mature beech, which had unfortunately been badly effected by storms in 2014. Our job was to extract the beech, which had mostly uprooted and fallen, for firewood.  While most of the timber could be pulled out down hill, it was a difficult site to work because of the amount of brash remaining from the larch felling. However, Elza was ...
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