Free (or heavily discounted) logs
Available to members of the Community Wood-fuel group next Saturday 8 March! 10am until 2pm, in Fowlshatch Copse near Grayswood. Everyone is welcome to come and see how we work. Use the form on the Contact Us tab to let us know you are coming.Supported by Transition Haslemere, Chiddgreen and The National Trust at Swan Barn Farm. We have three woodlands where we harvest wood, and many more things besides. Fill your boot for a donation of £10. Or we have places where you can store the wood until next season.
Membership of the Hub is £40 – you may come to 2 events before we ask you to join.
|Information||Logging Event at Fowlshatch Copse|
|Location and Directions||Fowlshatch Copse GU27 Prestwick Lane. Parking is in the entrance to Frillinghurst Wood. Walk 50 M east towards Chiddingfold and follow arrows to find the activity|
|Date and Time||
Saturday 8 March 2014 10am until 2pm
|Contact||Co-ordinators: Jane and Bruce Devlin (owners) mobile 07554 371954|
|Tasks and equipment||Thinning conifers, splitting logs. We will use: loppers, small ax, bilhook, saw, rake, ratchet winch and straps. Please bring your own if you can.Activities for children – collecting pinecones – bring a big bag/trug/basket.A tour of the woods and lunch around a bonfire included.|
|Objective||Generate soft wood cords for seasoning; splitting/stacking logs|
|Nice to know||The wood is a Planted Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS) with an approved Management Plan for restoration. Native deciduous trees will replace the conifers. In the next few months, some Nordman Spruce for harvesting as Christmas trees will be planted in a small area: members can help with planting and nurturing their own tree(s) for a small fee.|
|Logs||Due to terrain, the timber will be cut into cords of 1.2 m (4 ft lengths) for stacking and seasoning. Later in the season, November 2014, these will be transported to nearer the gate area, for cutting into logs for collection by members. Or you can take home cords or logs in your car. £10 donation requested (£15 for a big car!)|
General Event Information
It is recommended that you wear sturdy shoes/boots and have a pair of gardening-gloves.
Some tools are available to borrow, but it is helpful if you bring your own hand tools on the list if you have them
Only hand tools are allowed for insurance reasons.
Under-16s are welcome as long as they are supervised by a responsible adult. Dogs are welcome, unless the event details give reasons for excluding them.
Refreshments: please bring snacks, water to drink, and lunch if appropriate.