Thursday, 24 November 2011

Stacks of wood

With the ground in the woods still fairly firm after the very dry summer, we have been taking the opportunity to extract timber from a recently thinned area of woodland before we get any serious amounts of rain and the ground goes wet and slippy.
The area we were working in has a shallow slope at the bottom, getting progressively steep further up the bank, to get the timber out we used our tractor to winch the lengths down onto the gentler slopes. we then cut it into 3 metre lengths and put it in small stacks so that Nathan of 'Home Forestry' could load them on to his 8 wheel drive 'Alstor' and stack them at the bottom of the hill in a big stack.
The timber will be sold as firewood, it takes a lot of time and effort keeping people warm!
National Trust tractor wiching off the steeper slopes

Full load on the Alstor
Stacking up nicely

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