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Firewood Co-operative / Association Devon Cornwall Border

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Hi,

I am new to this forum so please excuse my ignorance.

I am about to purchase a small farm on the Devon Cornwall border. Within the farm there is a large covered store / barn. We would be interested in forming a co-operative / association with local arborists.

The initial proposal would be to purchase arisings which we would then store and process into logs. The arborists who are members of the co-operative would then have access to the logs at a cost plus basis to then sell into the market at whatever price they wish.

In effect we would provide the processing and storage, the arborist provides the raw material and potentially the end consumer market if they wish.

 

Is this pie in the sky? If it is sort of workable what tweaks would you propose?

 

Your thoughts would be most welcome - but please excuse me if I am talking ballcocks :confused1:

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Hi,

I am new to this forum so please excuse my ignorance.

I am about to purchase a small farm on the Devon Cornwall border. Within the farm there is a large covered store / barn. We would be interested in forming a co-operative / association with local arborists.

The initial proposal would be to purchase arisings which we would then store and process into logs. The arborists who are members of the co-operative would then have access to the logs at a cost plus basis to then sell into the market at whatever price they wish.

In effect we would provide the processing and storage, the arborist provides the raw material and potentially the end consumer market if they wish.

 

Is this pie in the sky? If it is sort of workable what tweaks would you propose?

 

Your thoughts would be most welcome - but please excuse me if I am talking ballcocks :confused1:

 

might work but you would need to find a good number of tree boys nearby as travelling hammers the margins. It may be difficult to find willing participants as if you inherit wood from jobs (like me) and do logs as a sideline to another business the margins are greater than if you buy wood in thus making it a good way of earning some good beer money on a Saturday morning and making up for those weeks where something goes belly up.

 

How far up the border is it as I am down south and the further up the Tamar you go the more backwards things get!

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