When you are applying for a felling licence (volumes >5m3) you have to complete an Europian Protected Species checklist, and conform that you will conform with the UK forestry good practice
We do have forest officers that check that we are doing what we…[Read more]
Good article Per, one of the main issues is the centralisation and streamlining of the forestry industry. Big machines need big volumes to work, saw mills need to be large scale, and are very restrictive on the type of logs they can process.
Small scale forestry supplying small saw mills can address many of the issues, and can quickly change…[Read more]
You don’t need any distractions whilst felling,dropping trees is dangerous enough. And why do we need to be permanently connected, this world is getting more like the Matrix.
I really like the MSA chipper spec ear muffs, noticeably quieter than most other muffs.
The loss of Ash in west Wales is going to have a major impact on countryside, we have about 40% Ash coverage here.
Interestingly we are starting to gain Elm again in the woods and hedgerows, but it is now the right age to host the beetle which carries the disease.
This site is going to be replanted with 80% Cherry and Oak, and 20% sorbus and Birch.
Muz commented on the post, Kinetic T8H Kombi, a combined forwarder and harvester 1 year, 6 months ago
That looks like a well thought out machine, but the price is too high to be commercially viable
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