Timber Harvesting Services – How we can Help

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Timber Harvesting for Financial Transparency

We never forget that we are working on behalf of the forest owners and that is reflected in the approach that we take in reporting timber harvesting costs and revenues.

From the start of the woodland harvesting phase, through to sale and transportation of the timber, all finances are recorded on our Contract Marketing Order (CMO ) sheet and this is always available to you.

With our timber harvesting services, Wessex pay all costs associated with harvesting & haulage on your behalf, we then market and sell the timber for you, take a commission on the sale and pay you the balance.

At any point in this process, you can request the CMO sheet, detailing these costs, though you will always receive a copy at the end of the transaction.

We believe this level of transparency in our timber harvesting services and indeed all of our commercial forestry services, is key to the way we work and building strong relationships with you, our clients.

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Ash Dieback and how Drone Technology can Help

In recent years, the use of drones for digital mapping in forestry and timber harvesting has become much more popular. The potential use of drones in the industry grows year on year, from surveying standing trees to shooting seed pods into the soil.

Here in the UK, drones are a good way to assess tree failures and environmental damage due to disease. Areas of felling can be calculated in order to submit accurate felling areas, and subsequent Tree Health Grants and Replanting funding, guaranteeing the long term health of the woodland.

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Working with Wessex Biofuels

“We are very happy with our woodchip. Professional services and in a timely manner. Excellent services – highly recommended”

Wessex Biofuels Ltd is based in Hungerford in Berkshire, specialising in:

Wood Chip Supply: Generated from strategic stockpiles of seasoned round wood across the local area, we supply premium heating grade wood chip for specialist wood fuel heating systems, such as biomass markets, as well as wood chip for your garden, play area or horse arena. Orders of chip can be married to locally available stockpiles, thus reducing “fuel miles” for environmental reasons, and offering a green and sustainable alternative to conventional fuels.

Contract Chipping Service mainly for estates, farms and large facilities that have their own supply of timber, or the space to move in the seasoned round wood ready to chip. The chipper unit can chip material up to around 450mm in diameter, we’re able to produce good quality G30, G50 or G100 woodchip. We can also produce amenity grade woodchip from materials such as tree surgery waste, slabwood and other low grade roundwood.

Contract Splitting Service: We have a crane fed splitter, powered by tractor PTO. It will split up to a four feet diameter log and any length as long as the crane can move it into the splitter. Ideal for splitting large diameter timber to aid the drying process and for splitting large diameter timber to fit the chipper infeed.

Wood chip produced by Wessex Biofuels is a low carbon source of energy produced from locally grown timber.

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 Wessex Woodland Management Timber Harvesting Project

West Berkshire

Due to the lack of silvicultural interventions, the majority of the conifer crops were ripe for harvesting and in danger of losing commercial value due to oversized timber and the threat of windthrow.

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