Firewood, woodfuel and sawlogs are usually extracted as a result of annual regeneration, coppicing or thinning work. Species depend on the arranged work and site, but can include oak, ash, sweet chestnut, sycamore and a whole range of other broadleaves and conifers. Potential buyers are welcome to make contact and express an interest in bulk roadside purchases for subsequent haulage.
There is frequently round green timber suitable for home milling or for taking to local mills. This might be appropriate for businesses with storage space and who are interested in very economically priced timber from local sources. Timber may be needed for a wide range of applications, including steam bending, furniture making, joinery, beams, boat building and knees for boat and timber frame building. For use in furniture and joinery, it is known that air dried timber does not have the greater tension and varying colour differences which kiln dried timbers can have.
Logs for milling in the summer of 2017 will include ash, chestnut and cherry from various sites across North Essex. Full instructions as to
seasoning and sticking can be given, including how to build and use a
dehumidifying box following air seasoning.