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10 acre clear fell, 15 year old pine trees, what could the timber be used for?

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jnoon   

Hi all,

just recieved a phonecall, A lady has 10 acres of mixed pine/fir trees that she wants clear felled, im hoping to go and see the job later and take a few pics ( weather depending). ive been told the timber is mixed, and around 10-15 years old. she doesnt want to pay so the timber is mine if i want it, assuming this is correct what could the timber be used for?,:confused1: I try to avoid selling softwood logs if i can help it.

 

could it be used for posts/pulp...??

please help

 

will try and upload pics later, thanks

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Mozza   

She doesn't want to pay? So your going to clear fell 10 acres for free?? :confused1::confused1:

 

Forget the wood and charge for felling

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Tom D   

Will you get a felling licence for that? They (FC) will want it re-planting anyway, assuming she is wanting to re-plant with broadleaves she would be better heavily thinning the softwoods and keeping them as a nurse crop...

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jnoon   
She doesn't want to pay? So your going to clear fell 10 acres for free?? :confused1::confused1:

 

Forget the wood and charge for felling

 

Thats the hint i get, i put an advert in the local small holders mag firewood wanted standing or felled, thinking it would come in dribs and drabs not 10 acres:lol:, well will have to go and speak to the lady, i didnt know if enough profit could be made selling the timber to make it viable to not charge for felling. it may not be thats why im asking:001_smile:

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jnoon   
Will you get a felling licence for that? They (FC) will want it re-planting anyway, assuming she is wanting to re-plant with broadleaves she would be better heavily thinning the softwoods and keeping them as a nurse crop...

 

Thats one idea i did have, and yes i would have to get a licence, but im pretty sure from the conversation she wants it clear felled.

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Mozza   

I honestly cannot believe that would you even contemplate felling any trees/s for nothing just to get some wood. The mind boggles!!

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jnoon   
I honestly cannot believe that would you even contemplate felling any trees/s for nothing just to get some wood. The mind boggles!!

 

At the start of the year i was getting a bit worried as i had ran out of logs, and customers from tree jobs seemed to be keeping all the timber, so i needed a stock pile for logs this winter, the advert was free to put in the mag so i thought i couldnt hurt, now however, i have approx 30 tonne, mixed ash/oak/birch/alder so im fine on the log front,

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im guessing your hand felling and hand snedding - forget it ! the work way outways the cost of the timber from what ive gleaned from what youve already posted

only worth it if youve got some kit to help the job along i think

joy

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I honestly cannot believe that would you even contemplate felling any trees/s for nothing just to get some wood. The mind boggles!!

 

There's a whole industry revolves around buying standing trees, it's called Forestry :lol:

 

However, at 15 years old they aren't going to be very productive and chances are it's a right tangly mess that's never been touched since planting and I'd be surprised if you could get a felling license to clearfell it as young as that.

 

Fencing materials is a ball ache for little return too. Sounds like Chip would be best bet and even then it's not a great return, especially pine.

 

If you've no gear for extraction I'd say leave it to someone who has.

Edited by Chris Sheppard
missed a bit

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I honestly cannot believe that would you even contemplate felling any trees/s for nothing just to get some wood. The mind boggles!!

 

Er, we pay for standing timber to get the wood; it's called forestry!

 

edit: Chris already said it!

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