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1 hour ago, SteveJohno said:

Does anyone tidy up windfall trees in woodland in return for the  timber to use as firewood instead of charging, does this work out financially ? 

 

3 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:

No.

Not unless it's 36" walnut.

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That’s a bit mean.  I would do this for 32” walnut if mixed with pippy oak.

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1 hour ago, SteveJohno said:

Does anyone tidy up windfall trees in woodland in return for the  timber to use as firewood instead of charging, does this work out financially ? 

 

10 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:

No.

Not unless it's 36" walnut.

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Yep, couple lads round here get all there firewood this way,and seem to do ok, always selling logs,seems to work for them and the lamd owners,where abouts are you?

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Does anyone tidy up windfall trees in woodland in return for the  timber to use as firewood instead of charging, does this work out financially ? 

It's wind blown not windfall.
The most dangerous trees there are.
IF you've got your Forestry tractor and winch with trailer and crane paid off,
And no other overheads at all.
A large yard, processor and splitters,
another forklift/tractor for moving the IBC's.
Delivery vehicle.
Volunteer staff.
Etc etc etc.
There's a massive difference between knocking out a few cube and a thousand cube.
What kit will you use?
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1 hour ago, Rough Hewn said:


It's wind blown not windfall.
The most dangerous trees there are.
IF you've got your Forestry tractor and winch with trailer and crane paid off,
And no other overheads at all.
A large yard, processor and splitters,
another forklift/tractor for moving the IBC's.
Delivery vehicle.
Volunteer staff.
Etc etc etc.
There's a massive difference between knocking out a few cube and a thousand cube.
What kit will you use?

I hear what your saying,but you dont have to have all that kit to do firewood,i did it years ago with a db990 and a small splitter on it ,made a living for 2yrs like that,kept the wood under tin sheeting so air could get in(no ibcs),just saying👍 

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