Firewood Harvesting Day

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Burdiehouse Woodlands, Edinburgh

Fancy getting your hands on a lovely bunch of local firewood?

Our firewood harvesting days are all about chipping in (ahem), managing local woodlands and stock up on a boot load of wood (or carving material) for the winter nights.

It’s a rewarding day of fresh air, nature and hands-on activity to generate timber we can take home, season and use to warm us in the cold, dark winter months.

What’s more, you are helping care for our woodlands and protecting biodiversity well into the future!

Activity

Our tasks for the day will involve thinning and pruning broadleaves, stacking and carrying poles, cutting branches up finely and scattering them to reduce the fire risk.

We will select the timber that is suitable for firewood, cut it into shorter lengths ready to take home to our own fires and log stoves.

Remember, the logs will be green so you will have to store them for a year until they are seasoned.

At the end of the day, all the harvested woodfuel will be divided evenly among the group and any wood left will be sold by our Fruitful Woods project, helping people nurture positive mental health.

Food

We will provide a delicious vegetarian lunch with much of the produce sourced locally and organic. We will also provide hot drinks and snacks to keep our energy up throughout the day.

Transport

You will need to find your own way to the site by car, moped, bike, skateboard or public transport. Obviously, your means of transport will determine how much lovely firewood you can take home. We will send directions when you book.

Group Leader

Donald McPhillimy

Cost

£20 per car for up to 2 people, + £5 per head thereafter. Only £5 if you don’t want to take home any wood fuel!

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