Mechanical Hardwood Thinnings, Woodfuel Self Supply and Adding Value

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March 12, 2014
9:30 amto3:30 pm

This event will take place at the National Trust, Dudmaston Estate near Bridgnorth.  Dudmaston has a long history of forestry and was one of the first National Trust Estates in the country to install woodchip heating.

Nathan Home from Home Forestry will demonstrate mechanical harvesting and extraction of hardwood thinnings in the estate’s woodlands. National Trust Forester, Mike Annis, will discuss how the estate is planning for future resilience.

We will then take a look at a woodchip fired boiler system and discuss the wood chipping and storage processes.  After lunch we will be discovering how the National Trust adds value to their home grown timber by milling and producing items for sale and use across the National Trust.

 This activity packed day will appeal to people with a variety of different interests, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

When? – Wednesday 12th March 2014— 9.30am – 3.30pm

Where? – Quatt, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 6QN

 The majority of the event will take place outdoors so please ensure suitable clothing and footwear is worn.  Some walking over uneven terrain will be required to access the demonstration sites.

The event costs £10.00 which includes refreshments and lunch and is targeted at woodland  owners and managers within the West Midlands. Reservations will be given on a first come first served basis. 

To book your place, contact Harriet Wood at Heartwoods on 01952 435860 or email   harrietwood@smallwoods.org.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

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