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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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Crambe Wood

Posted by Nick Burton on Sunday, March 10, 2013, In : Woodland management 
A trip to a British Horse Loggers committee meeting in Sheffield presented me with a good excuse to visit my old friend Peter Lawley and the wood that he owns near York.  Peter bought the small wood a couple of years ago and having got the Rhododendron pretty much under control, his thoughts had moved on to management of the canopy trees.  I last visited the wood soon after he had bought it and at that time set out for him some management recommendations.  One of these was to undertake some t...
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