With a small patch of woodland containing mainly young ash trees, a patch of willow around the pond and plenty of hedges I’ve long been interested in the potential for burning ‘home-grown’ biomass, from chips, through twigs to logs. So I thought a review of the domestic biomass boiler options was in order… There are […]
TRF and I went for a walk in the woods on Sunday. It’s been a while since I’ve been there, except to dump ashes from the fire. From Barn Conversion 2011 TRF told me that the brambles have been placed there by dragons – must be to keep us away… There is plenty of growth […]
Way back in 2007 I put a small raised bed into a clearing in our patch of woodland. We had some old sleepers that needed moving away from the barn and this seemed like a sensible thing to do with them. The bed has a weed control liner and 10 to 12 inches of mixed […]
The barn is in a rural location and sits within some land, some of the land is wooded.
With a heating system consisting of solar thermal hot water panels and a multi-fuel stove, there is a need for fuel to burn. That most of that fuel should come from the woodland and that woodland be properly managed seems to be the most natural thing in the world.
To the right are a summary of the posts on My Barn Conversion related to woodland management.
There’s also a slideshow of my woodland photographs on Picasa – click on any picture to get a better view of them…
Finally, I’ve given some relevant and hopefully interesting links below.
Coed Lleol is a site that ‘aims to help more people enjoy and care for woodlands in Wales’. A interesting read with links off to further sites.
The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. Some interesting reading on their website and the Shop is recommended – not cheap, but good quality trees.