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  1. I would be contacting them with a quote for the fencing and asking which department to send the bill to.
  2. When i was looking after 100 acres with 1 apprentice there was some 4 acres of grass under parkland oaks that used to grow like stink. I used to pick a nice frosty day in February and take the 10' roller to it. It would look lovely and striped once the sun came out and the top of the grass would burn off much faster than mowing and no clippings to get rid of. Very sandy soil so i know it would not work everywhere!
  3. If it is dry enough and long enough then cut. No such thing as first cut or last cut in my book. An early cut in Feb saves so much hard work in April when there are so many other jobs to do!
  4. Wait until they start to green up and then decide whether you need to use a selective weed killer or to spot treat each clump with glyphosate
  5. I am retired now so it would make no difference other than i can't go to the pub or anywhere else
  6. Yes i dig. Great if you have time and energy to spare
  7. If you have access to a loader tractor or telehandler with a muck fork. Bury the fork into the hedge and lift until resistance is felt then get of and cut. Pile up and burn. Buy the chip and firewood as you have saved a shed load of time!
  8. I find if the wood is dry it is easy to light! I like soft wood for lighting and hard wood once lit for heat and longer lasting between loading up.
  9. Either use a kiln wacking out heat to dry it and then vacuum seal it in industrial plastic or import it from the other side of the world. This is the obvious answer!
  10. It depends why you want the land. To make money? doubt you will make much. To grow your own timber? possible but not profitable. Xmas trees do not like boggy grown, willows and alders do
  11. The one thing that people seem to miss, IMHO, is that if wood, or any other fuel, is burnt for a process that is not needed, i.e. drying wood that could be dried over time in the air or dried is a solar kiln (poly tunnel). Then this is wasted heat and wasted CO2 not a "carbon neutral process".
  12. Regardless of any of the arguments for or against no one can deny that more heat goes up the chimney than would if it were seasoned properly without a kiln
  13. I know of one that was chipping arb waste to fire his kiln and for every 4 buckets of this chip he added a bucket of the clean dried chip to get a good burn. A sinful waste of wood and energy. Anyone that says burning wood is zero carbon obviously does not understand that burning more wood to get dry wood is a waste of energy


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