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About Squaredy

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  • Birthday 19/11/1969

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  • Location:
    Newport, South Wales
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    Fishing, boating, woodwork
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    Timber supplier
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    np18 2dy
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  1. The value of the trees as firewood will certainly be a lot less than the cost of felling.
  2. I had your furrows recently on Western Red Cedar. It was unseasoned pieces that were left by my woodburner so they went from fresh sawn to dry very quickly. So that does seem to be the answer. Drying too quick.
  3. Well it certainly isn't harming the rainforests... I hope we in the UK plant lots of Elm of the disease resistant varieties.....although I somehow doubt it.
  4. Very jealous Andy. I know I can get it shipped down to me for about a grand extra, but my business is all about local and sustainable, so I don't tend to buy in from foreign lands like Scotland...!
  5. Well yes it certainly is worth far more when converted to planks. You have to find multiple customers for it though and selling may take years. Depends what you want to spend your time doing!
  6. In fact I have just remembered that the load I am buying is Coastal Redwood (Sequoia Sempervirens) which is far superior timber so you could argue that Giant Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum) is worth less.
  7. I recently did a deal to buy a load and price is £100 per ton delivered to my yard. Some people may pay more but it is not a tree the usual mills will want - it is a specialist niche tree.
  8. I bought a few cheap head torches a few years ago.....what a waste of money. I will make sure I spend £30 or more next time and get a good one - there is some rubbish out there.
  9. I have not bought any for a while (due to lack of availability in my area) but Elm sawlogs should be worth around the same as Ash, or maybe a bit more. So maybe from £70 per cubic metre up to around £120. A lot depends on what they are like - if hedgerow or street trees (as many will be) then this will make them likely to contain nails and wire. If with better provenance ie estate or forest grown then they are more desirable. If you want Elm sawlogs you may have to get them from Scotland.
  10. And thank you to all the people who have replied and enlightened me as to why chippers have become so normal.
  11. Glad to be of service! And well done for questioning yourself.
  12. Mmmm yes funny thing is you have reminded me I do use a chipper at home....but it is this one....about fifty years old and still perfect....
  13. Well Dan, the reason I asked the question is (as I said in my original post) I recently witnessed one being used right by me in what seemed to me a totally pointless way. It actually added an extra step for the workers and achieved nothing good, yet caused pollution and created a hell of a racket! I do get that on many occasions they are useful, but I wondered if there was some other compelling reason why one would be used, that I hadn't thought of.
  14. It is all about starting a debate Mr Otter. No harm in questioning methods every now and then I would say.
  15. Well there is a neighbour of mine who needs to be bumped off as it happens. But as Rowan Atkinson said many years ago there are drawbacks to this I believe....


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