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Why bother to season wood before burning it?

When choosing wood for burning there are two significant factors that have an effect on the amount of available heat generated by each log. These two factors are moisture content and wood density. 622 more words

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Will the predicted drop in oil prices for the next 3 years herald the end of growth in green energy alternatives?

Stately home owner Lord Carnarvon, who owns Highclere Castle where Downton Abbey is filmed, has done the maths and decided that in the light of the drop in oil prices a switch to wood fired boilers no longer makes sense for him and as a consequence the project is on hold. 422 more words

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The New Patch

Until we have completed on the new house no pictures of the wider area and buildings but this is the new wildlife zone I will have to play with at the back of the house. 84 more words


Heartwood Forest in the sunshine

I went up to Heartwood today to help set up the signage for tomorrow’s hedgelaying event, but got a bit distracted by the woodland in the sunshine! 88 more words


Supporting high quality sustainable wood products produced in the UK

KWES is a big supporter of using sustainable wood products that are high quality and made in the United Kingdom. Cheap imports of inferior quality products made of materials such as bamboo led to the general demise of many of the “traditional skills” such as coppicing that had worked in harmony with the environment for centuries.   218 more words

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The Heartwood Hen Harrier!

Following on from the last blog post, these photos of the hen harrier were taken at Heartwood Forest by Tim Hill on the 30th December 2014. 28 more words