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5 acres scots pine and douglas fir..log or sell?

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Hi,

 

I currently have 5 acres of woodland containing Douglas Fir and Scots pine.

 

I am looking for a little advice about what to do with it.

 

I recon there are around 350 - 400 trees, between 40-50ft tall and all dead straight.

 

I have the option of logging it and seasoning it for next year and using the dead ones this year,

 

or..

 

Selling to a saw mill which can make it into boards, utility poles etc

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks

 

You could try CB Forestry in Midhurst area,for advice

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If you know someone reliable with an 8 wheeler I would take some douglas fir for making kindling if we can make the figures work.

 

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If you know someone reliable with an 8 wheeler I would take some douglas fir for making kindling if we can make the figures work.

 

Im quite happy to part with some of it for sure, but at the moment im trying to work out what the best option is to get the most out of the wood. I am lucky enough to be able to move all off the wood if i need to and i have the machinery to log it but if i can sell it at the roadside for roughly the same value as logging obviously im going to sell it on the road side.

 

What is your location?

 

Is this 8 wheeler need a forestry grab on it? because i hear you can hire them and i have a big enough tractor to tow one.

 

Thanks

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Does anyone know of any re-planting grants going at the moment because obviously i would like to replace the trees?

 

FC will give advice on available planting grants. Speak to your local Tree Officer they are helpful and informative folk. This will be subject to their rules on re-planting but you will usually be able to have a good range of species. The grant money pays for the planting only not the trees themselves or the stakes or the guards/spirals/netting. Look into ring fencing as an alternative to the guarding. Deer may be your worst problem if you are in an area infested with them or next to NT land. Hope this helps:thumbup:

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Im quite happy to part with some of it for sure, but at the moment im trying to work out what the best option is to get the most out of the wood. I am lucky enough to be able to move all off the wood if i need to and i have the machinery to log it but if i can sell it at the roadside for roughly the same value as logging obviously im going to sell it on the road side.

 

What is your location?

 

Is this 8 wheeler need a forestry grab on it? because i hear you can hire them and i have a big enough tractor to tow one.

 

Thanks

 

Sorry should have said 8 wheeler lorry. I had a big timber trailer with 10 tonne crane but did not have the big tractor or enough work so sold it such is life.

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FC will give advice on available planting grants. Speak to your local Tree Officer they are helpful and informative folk. This will be subject to their rules on re-planting but you will usually be able to have a good range of species. The grant money pays for the planting only not the trees themselves or the stakes or the guards/spirals/netting. Look into ring fencing as an alternative to the guarding. Deer may be your worst problem if you are in an area infested with them or next to NT land. Hope this helps:thumbup:

codlasher

 

Thanks for your help thats really handy!!

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Sorry should have said 8 wheeler lorry. I had a big timber trailer with 10 tonne crane but did not have the big tractor or enough work so sold it such is life.

 

Thats a shame becuase that would have worked perfectly oh well!!

 

Are you local? Incase you wanted to sort something out for kindling..i met a lorry driver today who halls timber! so could always get a quote off him if you let me know where its going.

 

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