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  1. 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.
  2. Hi everyone, im in my final year at college doing L3 arb and forestry. I am looking at different employment options when i leave, and like the idea of starting my own business doing woodland management (woodland clearing, thinning, tree felling) and selling the nice timber to the mill, and the rest as fire wood. I have access to tractors and an area too store wood in the dry. Obviously there are a few questions i have before starting up, so any help would be appreciated. -How easy is it to find work doing woodland clearing/thinning and tree felling? -Any tips/advice for this type of work? -How to you guys sell your nice timber to the mill? do you just give them a ring before you cut it or after? -Is there money to be made selling firewood? -How do you deliver your firewood? pickup? Thanks in advance
  3. Hi to all. I am seeking some advice on how to manage this beautiful beech tree. Pics are not completely true to the real stunt this tree produces when you see it. I know that some of you have a lot of knowledge on this kind of trees and I would really appreciate some help. It is in a woodland near Wiltshire, it belongs to a friend who is looking for ways to make the tree a bit safer without damaging it. There is, unfortunately, a footpath running right under the tree and a public road and public land a few metres away. I think that changing the footpath might be possible but the tree will still have a third of the crown over public land and near the road. It has, as you can see, a broken limb and several dead branches, some cracks (right under some seriously big limbs and one along the trunk?) and a bleeding lesion?? The tree's diameter at chest level is roughly 6 m. Thanks for reading.
  4. Hello I have a large area of woodland to thin in the west midlands, I am looking to contract in a timber harvester and forwarder to undertake a large percentage of the work. For the contract I am looking for quotations based on price per ton, for further information please contact 07724194775. Thank you
  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. I am keen to get into coppicing and would like to acquire an area to coppice. Does anyone know how you would go about or where you could find woodlands to coppice? Thanks Adam


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