I spent the day in the woods today felling the 30 year old Sweet Chestnut.
First job each visit is to cut a load of logs and fill up the Land Rover.
Today's load is for my friend Peter.
I use the Buckingham Woodstation to cut the logs.
Then load them into the truck.
A good full load!
Then covered with a tarp to stop them falling out.
I save the sawdust to take home for the poultry.
Following on from the last post, here are the hand tools I use.
1. Log Tongs - Saves bending down to pick up logs.
2/ Felling Lever - Handy when a tree gets hung up or needs encouragement
to fall in the right direction.
3. Felling Wedges and hammer - For more accurate felling if the tree doesn't
look as though its going to fall where you want it to.
4. Billhook - For snedding, picking up brash, trimming logs.
These are some stacks we cut last week.
These are today's job - not all of them though!
And this is part of what I felled.
Leaving a neat stool.
This is some coppice that was cut five years ago.
I ended the day burning the brash.