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

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i only asked as scotty's and doug fir are excelent joinery timbers and vastly under estimated in this country for such a purpose. if they are too small i.e under 18" then they wont get much timber from them but larger specimins should produce very good quality wood. even an 18" one could produce a decent amount of fence posts and both species will last longer than the crap you get from b&q.

 

i'd rather see them go for timber production if siutable than getting ringed up for logs that last 5 minutes on the fire...

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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.

 

Thanks

 

We are only in Andover Hampshire. Need a small lorry as I cant get an arctic in the drive. I may be able to unload big bits up to 2.5 tonne ea with the telehandler from an arctic on the road.

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i only asked as scotty's and doug fir are excelent joinery timbers and vastly under estimated in this country for such a purpose. if they are too small i.e under 18" then they wont get much timber from them but larger specimins should produce very good quality wood. even an 18" one could produce a decent amount of fence posts and both species will last longer than the crap you get from b&q.

 

i'd rather see them go for timber production if siutable than getting ringed up for logs that last 5 minutes on the fire...

 

I agree with you defiantly. I would like to see the majority of it going off for joinery timber as it seems a shame to burn it. Ideally i will pick out the dead trees and sell them as firewood as i will have enough custom for that and sell the rest road side. Finding the right contacts is the difficult part!

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if the dead trees are rotten yes then they are fire wood but if they are still sound then they could be converted too.

 

i presume if they are big enough the bottoms could go for timber and the rest processed to burn...

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Measured up today and the average dbh of the douglas fir is around 45inches and the dbh of the scots pine is around 40 inches... There are also a lot of trees which are 60ft plus as i have just found out that the trees were planted over 50 years ago!!

 

Checked the felling license too...they have estimated that there is 500 trees over 2.2ha which they predict equates to 200m3 of wood...

 

Unfortunately i didnt realise that its a thinning license not a clear fell...going to apply for clear fell this week!! Does anyone know how much ur allowed to thin out im guessing up to 50% where its dense?

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