What's Going On?
July 2021 – We welcomed judges from the Royal Welsh Show Forestry competition (North Wales) where we are entered in the Broadleaf Woodland over 15 hectares category.
April to July 2021 – This woodland is vulnerable to bark stripping by grey squirrels. A successful season of squirrel control has protected our tree health and timber potential.
February 2021 – We hosted socially distancing BSc Forestry students from Bangor University, studying how UK woodland has been affected by government policy.
Dec 2020 – We started selling seasoned planks. See blogs to find out what they have been used for. Contact us to see what we have for sale!
May 2020 – The best stems from the thinning were planked at Elwy Working Woods sawmill (about a mile up the road). This yielded about 3 tonnes of (mostly) ash and wild cherry planks.
May 2020 – Gethin Jones, Forestry Contractor (Llansannan) employed to extract timber felled in the spring.
Jan to March and Oct to Dec 2020 – Thinning to favour the numbered trees. Pruning favoured trees.
Who's Seen What?
Welcome to Bron Haul
What are the numbers for?
A serious saw log (tree stems big enough to make really desirable planks) needs to be between 50-60cm diameter minimum at 1.2m above the ground. This is referred to as the ‘diameter at breast height’ or DBH. His assessment showed that the first saw logs will be ash and wild cherry harvestable in about 10 years, when the woodland will be less than 40 years old! Not bad going.
More information on this study will become available as a blog posting.
How Much Carbon?
Since then, the woodland has been thinned. A lot of the timber will be firewood, and the carbon dioxide will be released back into the atmosphere. However, some timber has been used for fencing or has been planked for making products with enduring end uses…a carbon capture and storage mechanism that actually works!
Want to be part of the process? Buy a plank and make something amazing! Visit our blog page to see some of the lovely objects that have already been made using our timber. Meanwhile, after the heavy thin of 2020, this woodland will be growing rapidly and reabsorbing carbon dioxide as it grows.
Trees are just brilliant.
Enjoy your visit!