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  1. Thank you very much for your detailed response. Nothing much has has been done in the wood in the wood in the last 50 years and In the past some good timber has gone to waste on the floor. I invested in a grapple a few years back and can now skid out what I want to ride side. The RHI and increased firewood prices have been a blessing for these types of woods. However I believe that the real management issue lies in the ever increasing numbers of deer, that through heavy browsing prevent the natural cycle of regeneration in ANSW. Without a degree of control then the character of the wood changes and I am seeing this with more open glades and fewer trees. Thanks again. Andrew
  2. Thanks very much for the recommendation. I see that he is based in Medstead - so fairly close by. I will give him a call. Andrew
  3. Hi A new member here. I have a block of semi natural ancient woodland on the farm that I am gradually bringing back under management. Lost several reasonable sized oaks (65 cm diameter at 1.5m) in the autumn that I am in the process of cleaning up so that I can extract them when dry. None are great with various knots and dead branches. Probably only 8ft of clean stem on the one shown in the photo - others are cleaner, with one having a fair amount of epicormic growth. Would this be regarded a "fencing oak" or does it need to be added to my firewood pile ! Does any one know who might be in the market for this type of timber. Probably got 5 similarly sized butts. NE Hampshire. Regards. Andrew


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