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how much is 5 cubic meters ?

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hi

how is the allowable 5 cubic meters to fell per quarter without a felling licence calculated 

or more simply

in terms of an actual hedgerow tree 

small middle or large

dont expect anyone to be enforcing the rules but having a broad idea would be good

thanks

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8 hours ago, david lawrence said:

thanks for that

does it mean you only measure main trunk ?

limbs etc not included

 

The calculator is more for plantation conifers than open grown broadleaves. Limbs are included in calculations if large enough.

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1 hour ago, EdwardC said:

The calculator is more for plantation conifers than open grown broadleaves. Limbs are included in calculations if large enough.

Do you have a reference for that as I can't find anything. It would seem logical but I've seen it mentioned branchwood is excluded.

 

To be honest the Forestry Commission doesn't provide a simple couple of page guide. The documents and guides I found online a few years back have all been moved so any useful documents are even harder to find.

 

The link I posted was from the governments guide: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tree-felling-licence-when-you-need-to-apply#exemptions

 

You could look at the Forest Mensuration Handbook, google FCBK039.pdf , and scan through the 280 odd pages. Page 46 of the pdf (44 of the booklet) discusses single trees.

 

Or you could ask your local woodland officer.

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From Tree felling: getting permission 

WWW.GOV.UK

This booklet tells you what you need to know about getting...

 

 

'The volume of timber is assessed by measuring the amount of wood in the main tree stem(s) where this is greater than 8cm in diameter over bark. For large broadleaved trees, this includes major branches.'

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6 minutes ago, Paul in the woods said:

 the definition of a major branch is? Anything over 8cm or is there a simple definition?

Good luck with that, the law is still struggling to define what a tree is, let alone a major branch.

 

If it helps, an irate enforcement officer turned up on a site we were clearing. Some small trees and small coppice growth mainly. He was adamant that we should have had a felling licence and that we had exceeded 5cm. 

 

When told that if he could find a buyer, he could sell it and keep the proceeds he just left. 

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Just for a visual aspect 5x cubic metre is roughly 5x big builders dumpy bags (the type of bags they deliver sand, stone etc from the back of a lorry)

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8 minutes ago, Jamie Jones said:

Just for a visual aspect 5x cubic metre is roughly 5x big builders dumpy bags (the type of bags they deliver sand, stone etc from the back of a lorry)

Erm,

No it Aint!

dem bags only bes sommat like 0.9by0.9 by 0.85 to give sommat like 0.67m3 to hold 1.0t sand or stone at a nominal 1.8-2.0t/m3 

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