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  1. Same as Woodworks not taking on anymore customers on and have noticed an increase in demand this spring with customers stocking up for next autumn/winter. Burley as mentioned very good stove probably 4-5 kW stove and stoves <5kW don’t need to have ventilation to outside. Go wood not multi as more efficient (Burley don’t do multi for that reason).
  2. What is the payload volume area of your 110 pickup, the new Toyota single cab pickup is about 1.75m3 and Mitsubishi L200 1.4m3, so it won't need a lot more with a new single cab Toyota pickup to get up to 2m3 (just 6 x 42L plastic tubes above the sides would do it plus allow) furthermore those 1m3 vented bags can have found can have a bit more than 1m3 in them.
  3. It's definitely a loose 2m3 load, we deliver that in a single cab 1 tonne pickup with side extension at times but use a tipper trailer in preference if access allows - could can carry up to 4m3 seasoned softwood in the trailer but with hardwood tend to deliver 2, 2,5 or 3m3 loose loads. You wouldn't need to have as much as 2m3 of logs if they were stacked I would have thought as that would be equivalent to more than a 2m3 loose load. We deliver 25cm, 33cm and 50cm logs, the 50cm logs sold always as stacked measure anyway. It Shouldn't be a problem weight wise with 2m3 loose 33cm logs seasoned or not seasoned I would think and semi-seasoned 25cm should be okay too but 2m3 of fresh cut logs must at or over the limit of a one tonne pickup depending on species and moisture content.
  4. Basically my advice would be the same as Steve Bullman except you could remove that bottom whole as well as cut back the leading shoot to about 25cm.
  5. The machine was purchased from Marshall Agricultural Engineering, East Sussex (marshalllogging.co.uk), if they sold it to Mellors, Walsall, Birmingham they should have a record of that. You might want to check that you can still get parts for that machine. Probably a genuine sale.
  6. Employees are obliged to do what you ask if them unless the request is wholly unreasonable, dangerous or illegal, if the employee continues not doing what is expected I cannot see any alternative but to accept that they are just not going to fit in and so terminate their employment before it becomes more difficult/expensive. Some employees will change their attitude when challenged/confronted/situation discussed and things thereafter can be fine but some are just plain awkward and have to go.
  7. It won't cause "heave" cutting down that small tree and work can be undertaken anytime.
  8. Depending on species a wire brush as previously mentioned or scape off with a sharp wood chisel I find also works or combination or the two.
  9. Most definitely and do it before you apply for planning permission also consider a small to medium size tree species further away from the house if thinking of a replacement rather than beech which grows into a large tree.
  10. Not something I suffer from but it sounds like it could be harding of the arteries, best to seek medical advice as to what the problem is and take it from there I would have thought before things get any worse.
  11. It shouldn't be a problem sourcing locally ground larch, cedar may be more difficult but other species fine also fine for cladding such as Douglas fir. Tend to use treated timber if in contact with the ground with recycled crested poles particularly good, larch in my experience doesn't last that long in the ground, have used western red cedar posts placed on stones and they last well.
  12. All our 1.5m3 loose customers are happy to take 2m3 loose and not interested in retaining those customers that want to order less as can see all we have at >2m3 loose loads, its more cost effective anyhow to deliver 2m3 loads, some I've noticed are also increasing the amount of logs that they can store.
  13. With so much firewood down as a result of storms as well as felled as because of ash dieback what might be considered a fair price to pay at the moment for firewood at stump with short extraction to ride or at the rideside locations not accessible by timber lorry. Sometimes whole tree lengths (with branches removed), at times shortwood 1m - 2m lengths. Some good quality wood/size for processing but often a mixed with lower quality stuff but better than arb waste. My initially thoughts would be a price in the region of £30-35/solid m3 at ride side or where accessible with a 4x4 vehicle or tractor towards cost of initial work as well as something for the wood itself but oversized stuff less because of the additional work involved in the processing of it.
  14. Logs without bark look like Scots pine and the other willow.
  15. Beating up is replacing trees which have died and usually undertaken during the first year after planting but also in the second year sometimes, not normally done unless >15% of trees planted need replaced.

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