Thursday, 24 October 2013

At last an update!

Although the blog hasn't been updated recently it doesn't mean that we haven't been busy! We have been felling a block of big Grand Fir trees alongside the old railway line in Northway wood. The trees are fast growing and as a consequence the timber is quite weak, about 300 tonnes of it has now been taken away on lorries and turned into pallets.
We have also been delivering logs to our local clients as they prepare for the colder months to come.
On Tuesday we felled some Larch trees in Easthope wood from the edge of the old railway line with the help of our Tuesday volunteers, this will allow more light in which will benefit wildlife such as butterflies. This was Rob's last day with us as he is moving down to North Devon, he has been volunteering with us for over three years and has been a great asset to the property. He has also been very busy maintaining footpaths and rights of way in the Much Wenlock area and he will be greatly missed, however our loss is North Devon's gain and i am sure he will continue with his volunteering down there.
Despite the early rain a lovely fire was lit to dispose of the brash that fell on the bridleway and good progress was made. The Larch was cut into lengths and will soon be sold and will leave the wood on a lorry. By selling timber, whether it be to a sawmill or as firewood we are able to bring in some income to help fund our conservation work.

I make it 23 years old

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