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  1. Please excuse the delay in replying. It is much as I thought it should be from your reply, but could you please tell me more about grant schemes, or point me to where I can find out more?
  2. Yes. Western red cedar and spruce, not sure of proportions.
  3. Thanks to everyone for the feedback, including all the bits about ADB as I had many of the same questions
  4. I hope this is the correct forum for this topic, if not will an admin move it? I have 5 hectares of woodland to be harvested and a contractor interested in taking it on, but being like unto a toddler on the motorway in this regard I'd like to ask some really basic questions, mostly of a legal nature. Firstly, regarding ownership of the timber, when it is sold and ownership transferred, between whom is the transaction made: does the contractor buy it from the owner and then find the best price for him-or herself, or does the sawmill buy it from the owner with the contractor acting as intermediary? When the contractor undertakes to obtain the necessary licence and do all the paperwork, I take it the licence is actually granted to the owner, and the owner remains the responsible person? Does the contractor normally supply a copy of the licence to the owner? Does the contractor normally share with the owner the information used for the licence application, such as estimate of tonnage, and, later, price per ton at sale? Do owner and contractor normally enter into a legally binding contract regarding the harvesting? If so, a) what sort of issues are covered in such a contract {ie, itemisation and pricing of the work to be undertaken, rates and timing of payment, insurance requirements etc} and, b) are there some standard off-the-shelf contracts available for this? What's the normal procedure for dealing with the material left after harvesting (brash?)? More questions will no doubt occur to me, and if there is somewhere a FAQ covering all this can someone let me know? Thanks
  5. Thanks for the information. Is there any method of control, or a way to contain the spread? This is a plantation (small) of similarly aged trees. I can't find anything useful online, mostly a lot of taxonomic abstracts. I can't find information on the life cycle, or even whether the adults fly or not. If the adult climbs the tree, and I knew when, I could try sticky bands as for fruit trees. A method of control for the emerald borer I've seen is for soil drenching with pesticide that the tree roots take up, but it was a US site and we don't have access to the chemicals they have there --or I don't. Anyway, I take it this is a late tree now and should be removed. Is that right? Any other info or links you can suggest?
  6. young ash tree, about 10 years old, a proud survivor of the die back, in full leaf last year and formed buds. Buds began flushing this year but halted, perhaps because of the drought here in Wales and the Southwest or for some other reason. A few days ago found this damage, which is mostly around the branching areas but not exclusively. I've looked at emerald ash borer info, which was my first thought, but they talk about "serpentine channels" under the bark made by the larvae and I don't see any of those. Wondered if the damage caused by a bird looking for grubs, but which grubs? The stems and twigs on the tree are still flexible. There is insect brash below but actually I think that's wasps taking advantage of the bare wood. I didn't see it initially. Any ideas?
  7. so excessive specificity confused it! I can sympathise.
  8. Had an account here a while ago with an email account that no longer exists and in trying to sign up anew was stumped several times by the challenge question: what fuel does a chainsaw use? Tried 50/1 2-stroke mixture, petrol and oil mixture, gas and oil mixture, but none of these satisfied the algorithm. Didn't try electricity. Had to sign up through Facebook eventually. I wonder what the true answer is? I do have a serious enquiry about some damage to a young ash tree that I've not encountered before. I've taken pictures and will upload them when I get them onto the computer.


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