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Hi everyone. 

 I have been approached about coppicing some alder trees. I know that alder is reputedly one of the best woods for making charcoal and also from searching on this forum some members here like to mill it. 

But what I want to know it, has anyone successfully cut, extracted and sold it for more than firewood prices? 

Thanks, 

John

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1 hour ago, Johnpl315 said:

Hi everyone. 

 I have been approached about coppicing some alder trees. I know that alder is reputedly one of the best woods for making charcoal and also from searching on this forum some members here like to mill it. 

But what I want to know it, has anyone successfully cut, extracted and sold it for more than firewood prices? 

Thanks, 

John

It depends what you call firewood prices.  I buy decent Alder sawlogs for about £75 per ton delivered.

 

 

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