Rain stopped, gate installed.

Gates, Green wood craft

 A commission for a garden in Marsden. (needs a latch thens its complete) The area where the gate is (up to the height of the wall) has spent most of the last two weeks under water!!

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                                                                                                                                                      View from the other side. The gate is unpeeled ash. It was given a good soaking of linseed oil and turps mix then once dry given a couple of coats of yacht varnish. Ordinarily I might not use varnish but this has to survive spending time under water. If you are interested in a new gate and/or fencing then feel free to contact me. I am happy to do a site visit to discuss your needs. (Prices start around £60)

WILD SERVICE

Education and workshops, Green wood craft, Hedge laying, Woodlands

 is a small business where nothing is wasted. It aims to manage woodlands in sustainable ways in order to: 

  • develop an economically sustainable business (using coppiced materials)
  • regenerate and improve biodiversity of those woodlands
  • encourage the social use of woodland

The main approach used is mixed broadleaf coppicing (specifically ‘coppicing with standards’, which preserves some larger trees within the coppice). As a consequence of using this method areas of the woodland are left at different stages of regrowth, providing habitats for a range of animals and plants.

Coppicing utilises and manages the natural regrowth of some tree species, cutting back in cycles of regrowth (3-40 years) small areas of woodlands, to provide material for production of greenwood crafts, charcoal and some wood fuel.

We provide the following services:

  • SustainableWoodlandManagement
  • Coppicing
  • Hedgelaying
  • Woodlandbased social and educational activities

 We produce the following:

   Greenwoodcrafts:

  • Gates, hurdles, garden screens and fencing.
  • Garden structures – furniture, archways, trellises etc.
  • Pea and bean sticks, walking sticks

     Charcoal:

  • Artist’s willow charcoal
  • Biochar soil improver