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  1. It was £250 (plus vat) for the delivery on top of the price to buy the logs so all in all it cost me about £38 a tonne. I don’t know if the Forestry Commission have different prices in different places (I’m in Argyll in Scotland). A private company quoted me £50 a tonne delivered......
  2. Thanks for the advice. I’ll get it cut, split and under cover as quick as possible. The lorry was absolutely fully loaded when it arrived, I got a shock when I saw quite how much there was. It’s my first time getting a delivery this big but at about £23 a tonne (excluding delivery) I think it’s an experiment that will prove worthwhile.....🙂
  3. Thanks, I’ll give it a go and see if the moisture meter is right. It’s a real stroke of good luck if it really is that dry!
  4. Hi, I’m new to the forum. Just wondering if anyone can give me some advice? I’ve just got a lorry load (about 20 tonnes) of Sitka Spruce from the Forestry Commission (3m lengths). My plan was to cut and split and season it and hopefully have a few years worth of cheap fuel for my log gasification boiler. I cut a few logs yesterday and split them. I checked them with a moisture meter and the readings were about 19% to 21%. Is it possible that this is correct? I was expecting to start with logs at 50%mc or something and spend ages seasoning them before they could be burnt. The lorry driver did comment that it was good dry stuff but it seems too good to be true. Do you think that the moisture meter is just broken or something?? Thank, Feargal


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