Here we see Iain setting up and using an Iron Horse to extract timber from the woodland. This system is ideally suited to a small-scale woodland - the Iron Horse has agility and strength but low ground pressure so does less damage to the woodland floor; it also enables manoeuvrability within a dense woodland and helps both with loading and unloading the timber stack - especially if you are working alone to clear timber. An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv
Tom Smith explains how to fit a wood burner in your caravan safely.
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Here we have Iain and Adrian talking us through the various stages of the mobile milling process. We see the team safely setting up and using their equipment to mill selected timbers. We also hear about the range of benefits of using this small-scale system, including that it enables the focus to be on individual trees as opposed to blanket clearance and so promotes a mixed age woodland, allowing for natural regeneration of trees. An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv
Here we see Stuart Brooking, Devon area manager for http://www.woodlands.co.uk, working with Jim and Simon to manage some windblown spruce trees that are blocking a woodland track. This work is carried out for safety reasons, to renew access through the woodland and to allow use of the timber as firewood before the trees start to rot. We learn about the various stages involved in the extraction process, the different equipment used and the safety precautions necessary when working with the 27hp tractor and 3.5 tonne winch - which can get in between the trees. The larger tractor then takes over to pull the logs to a central point, ready to clear from the woodland. http://www.haldontreeservices.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv
Expert naturalist John Rhyder demonstrates the safest, most efficient way to use an axe to split wood for anything from fence posts to bow staves. http://www.woodcraftschool.co.uk An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv
Here Clive Jones tells us about the processes of the chip wood fired boiler system his family use with great success on their land at Moonfleet Farm in Dorset. Clive explains how they manage their coppiced woodland and how the efficient wood chip boiler system supplies the heating and hot water for the farm house and cottage using waste wood fuel, hedge cuttings and prunings from the farm.
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Jane Rees, an avid collector of traditional tools, shows us her impressive hoard displayed on her stand at `Treefest` at the Forestry Commission`s Arboretum at Westonbirt. Jane tells us about those tools specific to woodlands, including a vast number of saw sets. Sharing the personal stories behind her collection, Jane shows us her writings on the subject and expertly explains the specific uses of a range of tools.
Peter Brown takes his agricultural saw - driven by steam engine - a showman`s living van and water bowser to work at Westonbirt`s `Treefest`, picking up water from brooks and streams as they go. Here he tells us how the business has run in his family for generations - from his grandfather, to his father and now to Peter and his son. The 1920 steam saw cuts timber via a system of levers and pulley wheels, all powered by the 1897 engine.
Join Anne Watson, David Lucas and Patrick Brown as they demonstrate and discuss their passion for chainsaw carving at `Treefest` at Westonbirt Arboretum. Anne`s father had a timber business and she grew up surrounded by the tools; David developed his interest having seen a chainsaw carving show and Patrick, with a background in forestry, is a self-taught sculptor. Here they explain the difficulties and delights of producing certain designs as well as the dangers and important safeguards behind the process.
http://www.woodlands.co.uk Woodlands archery, powerful bows and arrows. Long bows made from yew were used during the Hundred Years War. Neil Eddiford from Wolfshead Bowmen describes the properties that made yew suitable for the long bow, and how often English yew wasn't used at all. Other woods used for bows were ash and wych elm. He also looks at the arrows with fletchlings of goose feather, a bodkin point or a needle bodkin. These are serious weapons for medieval warfare, and Neil describes the range and penetration power these arrows could have.
Wolfshead Bowmen are a re-enactment group and Woodlands TV met up with them at the Weald Wood Fair at Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum.