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Re: Alternative extraction/conversion etc

Subject: Re: Alternative extraction/conversion etc
From: benfuest
Date: Dec 09 2008 09:53:41
Planting trees for fuel wood for sure is a relatively inexpensive operation, however one day the crop needs to be realised. So do you get contractors in to fell it convert to 2m length extract to ride side with tractor trailer, to be loaded to a lorry and driven to yard unloaded, staked. left for a while, then cut into blocks. then split and shipped out. All sounds like a lot of expense to me. Two bods to fell and extract, £300 per day, inc machine. Lorry haulage £8.00 per tone. Yard expenses plus cut and split £200 per day, then deliver.

Alternatively you could fell it and block it in the wood load to pick ups and ship out direct to customer, let them sit on it for a few months. This way the contractor does not have to wait to realise profit or invest in tractors and trailers and Lorry haulage. Also stops last minute rush for fuel wood and keeps prices realistic. Plus in the summer months the ground conditions are better suited to this type of work.

How do you do it ?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Burke Nick (DEL)" <Nick.Burke2@xxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk>
To: "UK Tree Care" <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 9:23 AM
Subject: RE: Alternative extraction/conversion etc


But seriously, isn't this a sound thing for everyone to be doing?

Well there is quite a bit of community forestry going out there to
encourage people to re plant trees. I used to work on one here in
Sheffield and we used to give out trees for free which proved quite
popular. I myself do my bit to reduce my carbon footprint by growing
trees from seed. Unfortunately I have a tendency to grow them up and
turn them into bonsai trees. I suspect this works out to me putting the
keys in the ignition perhaps I should let some of them grow. How about
eucalyptus as a coppice species? I read that it has one of the best
Kcal(?) in terms of burning.


Nick Burke
Planning Officer - Arboriculture
Environmental Planning,
Development Services
Sheffield City Council,
Howden House
1 Union Street,
Sheffield,
S1 2SH
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