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  1. Many thanks. I will just ask council to confirm as woman in our village works for Wilts county council, (we live in Glos) and she is one of those who knows everything,and notices everything ,every village has at least one , complete pain in the backside.
  2. As above , the trees roots are undermining our Cotswold stone wall garden boundary ,part of which needs rebuilding.
  3. I am thinking of planting a single row of Beech to act as a windbreak on the west side of our very exposed garden to replace some Leylandii or whatever they are. How far apart would you suggest I plant a single row of Beech to act as a windbreak "NOT AS HEDGE", I appreciate that in years to come we may have to cut every other Beech out,so that we still have the view but still have a windbreak. We are at about 700ft on the Cotswolds ,very exposed to the west, I say our house is either "heaven or hell" because of the wind, but I always say "f you want a nice long distance view one has to tolerate the wind.Many thanks for any info . I AM NOT CONSIDERING PLANTING NOW,but making plans for this Autumn.
  4. Thanks for your replies, I do like the 550xp,except it is such pig to start sometimes when hot (I posted a thread on Arbtalk about it),I have spent a fortune trying to get the problem resolved, but will sometimes still not start when hot.. I guess at 69yrs old the brains willing but the body isn't especially on a steep bank in the sun, the chainsaw is not the problem it is me ,oh well I will push on , (but realising chainsaws can be deadly in a split second ) . Thanks again.
  5. I use a Husqvarna 550xp(15" bar) for de limbing and brushing up small, branches. Would like to know what make and size of saw you professional foresters use for limbing and brushing up, "ESPECIALLY IF MOST OF YOUR WOOD LAND IS ON STEEP BANKS", as most of the wind blown trees I deal with are on steep (exhausting/tiring) banks !!!!! 😩 So wondering if some of you use anything smaller than a Husky 550xp for lightness.
  6. I think I will charge for so many hours gardening and give the logs to the customer 😀
  7. From what HETAS have told me the devil will be in the detail, the small print has still to be worked out . My logs tested by HETAS averaged 21.7% so back to the drawing board for me😫
  8. Some very good log bag videos here unfortunately they are in German WWW.brennholz.at/en/en-woodbag-videos or Google repack much e.U . I think the climate in Vienna where the above outfit is based may a bit drier than the uk !!!!!
  9. I am sorry to start a new thread on the subject but I just cannot make sense of how the search engine works on this forum?????????? How do you get on drying/seasoning logs in vented bags ? Do the bags vary a great deal in quality between makes? Does sunlight make the bags brittle after a season out in the sun (if we get any!!!!)? How do you tip the bags in to your delivery vehicle? Do the full bags stack very easily ? Just another way of trying to make a better job of drying logs down to the 20% that they all need to be at next February. Any comments suggestions appreciated. If I were younger I would think about seasoning in potatoe Boxes,IBC contaner , car part crates. I may be only doing logs for a couple of more seasons (I am 69) so trying to be more efficient at the cheapest cost and least effort. Ok ,you will say why bother just pack it in , I am tempted but I am influenced by the saying "What we need is purpose in life" counteracting that saying is the one that says "Be careful you are not being a busy fool" not that hard to follow messing about with firewood !!!!!
  10. Many thanks for all your replies. I have tried your suggestions and they seem to be working. I have not tried the drop starting,I will leave that to you professionals. Thanks again.
  11. Due to new regs I am considering processing logs this May and storing loose logs in weldmesh structures in an open barn to air dry them. I need a way of lifting the loose seasoned logs out of the weld mesh structures and dropping the logs in to my pickup ,so I would like to know if any of you have made a clamshell bucket or basket that will fit on your forwarding trailer crane to load your logs. Many thanks for any suggestions.
  12. I have a Husqvarna550 XP Chainsaw which will start reasonably ok when cold, but when hot it will sometimes start but quite often will not. I have had a new carb fitted and the , problem still seems to there, thats after the boss of the Husvarna Dealership took it home for a weekend and sawed up some logs with it and found nothing wrong with it!!!! So am I doing something wrong when I try strarting it when hot. Starting from COLD , 1.I put the choke on. 2. Once it fires I PUSH the choke DOWN (Should I let the choke off, by squeezing the throttle instead?),and then it usally goes ,but needs time to warm up or it will stall. Starting from HOT , 1. I leave the choke DOWN (off) and then just pull starting cord, many times sometimes it will fire but more often than not seems as though it has some how self flooded it self . Leave it a good half hour or more and it will start, most annoying to put it mildly !!!! Any suggestions what is wrong with the thing, chainsaw is about 5yrs old but not used daily.
  13. As title , do you think if one make of moisture meter says a log is say 22% that all moisture meters will say the same? I know from experience that grain moisture meters vary and we have to calibrate each one using oven dried samples of grain as the reference sample. I ask the question because if a log customer is very fussy and comes out with his moisture meter and starts probing your logs before one uloads them ,and says these logs are measuring up to 22% moisture but your own meter reads 20% ,then one has a bit of a problem. I myself would say your'e obviously not satisfied with my wood and drive off.!!! I can see the aforementioned in reality in the future🙄
  14. As title, if you do what size Weldmesh, panels , structure (round or otherwise) do you use successfully? Can you get the logs down to 20% during an average uk summer!!!!!? How do you Load the seasoned logs in to your delivery vehicle? Like the idea using of potatoe boxes,and motor parts weldmesh crates but finances dont allow me to stretch to them. Many thanks.
  15. Are any of you members of the Hetas , "Woodsure Ready to Burn Scheme" ,or were you a member but found it difficult to comply with the schemes requirements. Please send me a message rather than posting on here if you have had some issues with the scheme. Many thanks I ask as considering applying to be a member of the scheme, but in all honesty think some of my fire wood will not meet the schemes criteria if they come and have a "spot check" out of the blue!!!!!


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