We annually log approximately 30,000 meter's of timber
per annum as opposed to five years age when production
was mainly by hand and yielded approximately, 8,000
metres per annum.
We have quite high rainfall in some areas we work,
however most of our sites are reasonably flat with
good ground conditions, rarely do we need to use tracks
or chains. FSC® and operator certification are
being introduced at the moment, placing much more
emphasis on ground and tree damage along with environmental
pollution issues, that we are all now taking on board
and dealing with.
The timber species we work in are Norway Spruce, Sitka
Spruce, Scots Pine and Corsican Pine. The Spruce tends
to be heavy branched and the Scots Pine quite twisted.
The most characteristic aspect of logging in our areas
is small plots of timber with poor quality trees.
90% of our contracts are thinnings. Our customer requirements
are green sawlogs, pallet wood, stakes, pulp and chipwood,
all graded for length, diameter and quality.