Red Cedar planks and wany edged cladding at ride side

Red Cedar planks and wany edged cladding at ride side

Head Down is an area of 300 acres to the east of QE Forest, owned by the Forestry Commission and with the recreation managed by the Country Park. A wide variety of activities take place on a pre-booked basis, including 4WD training, motorbike trials, field archery and orienteering.

Last week Sequoia Tree Services were in the woods felling, extracting and planking some large Red Cedar trees. These where they exist in small blocks are targeted in the Forest Design Plan for removal as non-native conifers. Most of these within QE Forest have already been taken out leaving open space which will develop in to valuable habitat.  

Red Cedar planks

Red Cedar planks

This timber was cut to order to supply a neighbour in Buriton who was building a large steel framed timber clad agricultural building.  The trees can be felled and planked straight away and the building work will take place without allowing the timber to season. Red cedar is traditionally used for making garden sheds and lap-board fencing.

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