Felling license?


Think it's 5 cubic meters of usable wood. So the top wood doesn't count, only the trunk and largest limbs.
Logged up, it would need quite alot of 150mm diameter trees to fill a 5 cubic meter trailer.


South Devon
"Felling diseased ash requires a felling licence from the Forestry Commission, unless the trees are dead or pose a real and immediate danger."

Taken from a pdf on ash dieback but dead elm will also be exempt. The law changed a few years ago - dying trees require a licence but dead trees or branches are exempt.
Dead trees are exempt. Dying ash trees are a different matter as that gets a bit subjective. I would drop the elms or other dead trees pronto. I've cut some down before that you could nearly push over. Terrible shame and I hope the nation's ash trees don't all go the same way.

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...