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  1. Anyone done much small scale thinning? Any advice would be great I'm currently hand thinning larch and beech not be touched for 50 years up a steep slope. I've asked for £32.50 per cube to within reach of a grab. Is this a reasonable rate? Some trees are 35 but most are 25cm base overbark. What is a usual amount to land? having to fell sned and winch, then cut 6 different products and stack ready to be forwarded out? I'm winching with a massey 35x and a 3.5 uniforest and my friend is forwarding with a palms and valtra what is going rate for forwarding? I've heard £6-7 a cube?. Cheers
  2. Hi guy's, I would like to thank my UK contacts who sourced us regular supplies of quality material this year. We are always on the look out for new sources who deal a lot with ash from harvesters, contractors, woodland management company's or foresters of Estates in the UK. We ideally want tree's with a diameter at breast height of 25 cm - 50 cm, with no knots, brown stain or dry rot within the butt. We are paying the largest price per m3 for hurley ash out of all Irish buyers in the UK, £230 per m3. This price does not include extraction costs if the contractor extracts the butts with his tractor/forwarder. For £230 per m3 we only require the top of the ash be removed from the tree, leaving the butt remaining 1.4 - 1.5 meters long, refer to pictures attached of this method. When all tree's are harvested, my team & I will then arrive on site to begin felling at the root base. My tree surgeon is felling 80 - 110 hurley butts per day, roughly three day's work to clean, fell & extract all the hurley butts roadside for loading on to a 40 ft container to my sawmill in Ireland. We always work well in conjunction with contractors regarding our dates of arrival in the UK etc. All the above statements can be verified by numerous forestry company's & Estates in England, Scotland. If you have any forestry colleagues or connections who deal with ash but haven't entered this market yet, just pm for my phone number or email address, and I can send on more pictures & videos. Happy new year, Gerry Ryan.
  3. Planted a shelter belt of 4,000 trees (mostly ash, alder, sycamore and lodgepole pine), in 2007 in west Wales. Spaced at 1.5 - 2m we have a substantial canopy over much of the belt. This year I've noticed that the lower branches under the canopy are without leaves. It's all a bit bare and empty. Should I be thinning to let in more light? The trees are for shelter, habitat and amenity. Thanks!
  4. I am looking for someone to carry out some thinning works. The trees are around 1ft to 18in max diameter at base. The work is to fell, sned and cut into lengths. It will produce approx 2 artic lorry loads of wood (around 200 trees). The wood does not have a home yet either so if you are interested and would like to take the timber, am happy to discuss. It is mixed conifer. Please leave your details or ask questions and I will get back to you. Thanks.
  5. Hi all, I am conducting a research project at De Montfort University together with The National Forest Company and The Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP). We are looking for information and advice on how The National Forest Company can increase the supply of biomass from woodlands within The National Forest. We are looking for people who are involved in woodland management, as we hope that with their experience in this field, they can provide valuable input on the issue of managing woodlands to supply biomass. If you feel that you meet this criterion, I would like to invite you to take part in the following survey which should take no more than a few minutes to complete. The survey starts with an introduction page and a second page with some background information on The National Forest. At the end of the survey you will be asked to provide some basic demographic information about the organisation that you work for. I hope that you will take part in this survey as it will provide valuable data for the project, and the results may help to stimulate the supply of biomass within The National Forest. You help is greatly appreciated. The survey can be found at here. Thanks, Rod
  6. We are looking for somebody with a harvester to potentially help with a large woodland thinning between 200- 500mm. If anybody is interested please contact with rates. Thanks


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