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A source in Devon

Postby Stanford Peverill » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:57 pm

Having difficulty getting regular consistent good sources of green ash in Devon and I may reluctantly have to go far-a-field. Any one help please
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Re: A source in Devon

Postby Stanford Peverill » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:08 pm

Come on Devonians I have had 79 hits on this request and NO available ash/etc in Devon. Cant believe that.....!!!! I am not asking for a pint of blood
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Re: A source in Devon

Postby gavin » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:49 pm

I suggest you go looking for it - deep shady valleys where it grows straight up for light. Find the landowner or agent and tell him what you want it for - take some item you prepared earlier. Mention money, but usually you'll be given small amounts.

Get yourself a silky saw - so you can easily fell and log tongs to easily extract whatever you purloin.

The road verge is fruitful: i.e. council-owned trees. They won't miss them if they are between any fence and the road.

Have you also chased firewood merchants?
Have you contacted the local power woodturning club?
Have you looked on the Facebook group - e.g. https://www.facebook.com/greenwoodworkshop/ or www.dorsetcoppicegroup.co.uk
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Re: A source in Devon

Postby TonyH » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:57 pm

gavin wrote:The road verge is fruitful: i.e. council-owned trees. They won't miss them if they are between any fence and the road.


This is possibly much more true in Dumfries that in Devon. Devon's roadside hedges are much prized. We've been up against Devon council and their hedgerows in environment awards for engineering. Take care. Certainly round here in the south east you'd not go unnoticed skulking around the verges with your silky !

Befriending a local tree surgeon can be good, but it got me garden trees - lots of interesting little bits of odd species for bowls etc, but not nice clean straight grained ash.
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Re: A source in Devon

Postby Stanford Peverill » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:45 pm

Thanks for the reply Gavin and TonyH will get looking for 'friendly' tree choppers and loppers.
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Re: A source in Devon

Postby Simon Hartley » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:03 am

Try joining the local Wildlife Trust and volunteering for the practical conservation groups. Some of their jobs involve coppicing or scrub clearance and they are happy to let you take stuff away as it is less to go on the bonfire. TCV may also run sessions in Devon.
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Re: A source in Devon

Postby Stanford Peverill » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:14 pm

Thanks Simon will consider that idea
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