Over the last few months, our yard at Ash Lock has been filling up with fence posts and rails we have removed off sites as part of our on-going work on the Aldershot Urban Extension. The wood is well seasoned oak and will make ideal firewood.
Towards the end of last week three of our volunteers Tony, Will and Chris came down to build a frame which enabled me to cut the rails in bulk by chainsaw, to a suitable size for burning in a log burner.
Thanks to all our efforts we produced about 6 cubic metres of cut timber, which made a small dent in what we have either on site or elsewhere awaiting collection.
We are currently finalising plans to offer this firewood to volunteers and Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust members, so if you are interesting in purchasing some watch this space! The proceeds from the sale of it will go towards improving the environment of the Blackwater Valley.
Senior Ranger Andrew