Fallen tree on the Hangers Way

Fallen tree on the Hangers Way

 
Last weeks storms, with gusts of over 70 miles per hour, caused some serious problems for the Park staff. Fallen trees or those that had shed large branches were reported across the QE Forest by early morning visitors.
The heavy rainfall proved too much for the already sodden ground and the drains and soak aways quickly overflowed. 
Sandbags had to be used around the visitor centre to prevent the water flooding in and thankfully the damage was limited. 
 
The back of the visitor centre

The back of the visitor centre

 
At this time of year the yard is full of timber which has come from windblown trees or those waiting for the chipper to become fuel for the biomass boiler. Any interesting pieces are put to one side and cut for sale in the visitor centre shop.
 
Beech log awaiting chainsaw

Beech log awaiting chainsaw

 
This is a useful source of income for the Park and provides a good many visitors with woodworking projects for the home. If you are looking for timber for carving, turning or special commissions then please get in touch.
 
Beech log and chainsaw

Beech log and chainsaw

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
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