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  1. A friend has quite a few bushes on their farm (heron farm nr Honiton). I saved some seeds from them. Stuck them in the fridge for a month or so then potted them up. The plants are 2yrs old and about 1.5ft tall.
  2. Did you buy a bush, or grow from seed? I've got 6 or so plants in pots, grown from seed. Wondering how long it might be until they start fruiting?
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    Wood ID

    Reading up on Grand Fir and Red Fir (and the other fir species in general), to be honest it could be either of them. So I think we can say it is a Fir. Without the bark and without doing some microscopic investigation I don't think I'll be able to say more than that. Cheers for the ideas though.
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    Wood ID

    We get some Douglas in every now and again. The bark doesn't look right and the coloured heartwood isn't red enough.
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    Wood ID

    We had a stem come in amongst some WRC. Anyone got an idea of what it might be? Fairly heavy, no significant smell when milling, slightly reddish heart wood. There wasn't a lot of bark on the stem when it came in. It might just be a spruce, but the bark seemed a bit more textured than what we usually see on spruce logs (but then the stem was quite a bit bigger than we usually see, around 55cm diameter.) Andrew
  6. https://www.scotland.lantra.co.uk/women-rural-economy-training-fund
  7. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.gov.scot/news/additional-funding-increases-training-support-for-women-in-agriculture/&ved=2ahUKEwiV4KKwiuvyAhUVR0EAHQw-CIEQFnoECCoQAQ&usg=AOvVaw3UNiGS3vDImFaX151G0Uyi&cshid=1630956536693
  8. I was taking out some Leylandii for a customer last week. They had a climbing rose growing up through a yew that they want to keep, but wanted the rose cleared out. When I looked I was struggling to find where the rose was rooted into the ground. Mainly because I was looking for a thin greenish stem. Not a stem the thickness of my arm! In the shade, I thought it was just another branch of the yew tree until I followed some of the rose stems back! Ended up just cutting the stem out and leaving the top for an excavator to pull out.
  9. Cubic feet / 12 = board feet. So 1 ft³ is 12 board ft. If you are working on prices, £8/board ft (*12) equals £96 ft³. Or you take the cubic ft price and divide by 12 to give a board ft price.
  10. Where abouts are the boards?
  11. Hi A customer has asked us if we know any Alaskan millers in or near Edinburgh. A residents group has an Oak stem that they'd like milled. He specifically mentioned Alaskan milling so I'm guessing there is limited access. He's sent us a picture, but no dimensions, but looks to be 3-4 ft diameter. I've asked for more details and will post them here if/when I get them. If anyone is interested, send me a message with your details and I'll pass them on to the customer. Andrew
  12. Yes, my Dad was Chair of the Parish council. A lump of Portland stone to keep it fairly local.
  13. That'll explain why a lot of the roads/lanes In Dorset have a ruddy great bank on either side. I went to school in Dorchester (25 odd years ago). My parents and brother live in Shitterton.
  14. Are these prices for the board size AJStrees quoted (approx 4ft³) or per ft³?


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