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organic john



Joined: 27 Jan 2005
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Location: Raunds, Northants
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 05 7:33 pm    Post subject: Hazle spinny  Reply with quote    

I have a 3 acre hazel spinny on my land dose any one know the best way to maintain it to get the best results and is there a market for hazle

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 05 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Why not coppice it, John?...Then either sell the poles to a middle man, or use them to make goods yourself. This is what I will start doing shortly. You can do a course at the nearest Coll of Ag, or browse online, things like English Nature, Forrestry Commission, etc.

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 05 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You could also try woodland poultry farming:

http://www.northmoortrust.co.uk/home/land_science/pine_-_poultry_agroforestry

Gertie



Joined: 08 Jan 2005
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Location: Yorkshire
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 05 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

For anyone who has the land, that sounds a good idea!!

I have just checked out that site - most informative.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 05 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't miss Anneka's article on coppice on the "Have you tried" section. I know you know how to look after it, John, but there are a few tips on what to do for different uses; and it's a very approachable article for anyone who is reading this and is new to the subject.

http://www.downsizer.net/Projects/

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 05 8:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Hazle spinny Reply with quote    

organic john wrote:
I have a 3 acre hazel spinny on my land dose any one know the best way to maintain it to get the best results and is there a market for hazle


I remember some of the local nurseries round here selling bunches of hazel for daft prices for people to make their own garden plant support structures etc. Not sure if you could sell it to any local nurseries.

There are various coppicing organisations that may also be able to help find a market for the wood.

judyofthewoods



Joined: 29 Jan 2005
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Location: Pembrokeshire
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 05 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This is a good book on modern coppice practice in a Permaculture way: The Woodland Way by Ben Law. The link is from my amazon affiliate scheeme, but you can also find it at Ecologic Books and Permanent Publications. If anyone has been watching some of the 'Grand Design' programs on Chanel 4, and seen the wonderful strawbale house with timber cladding and shingle roof, that was Ben's. There will be a new book out sometime soon on his house, available from Permanent Publications.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1856230090/judyofthewo06-21 about 17

organic john



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Location: Raunds, Northants
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 05 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thanks all for the info i made a start today so we'll see what happens

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 05 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bugs gave me that book for Christmas a year ago. Very good book and Ben did a good program for C4 about his house.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 05 11:19 pm    Post subject: Check this link matey Reply with quote    

http://www.greenwoodtrust.org.uk/

uk-ken



Joined: 19 Jul 2005
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Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 05 8:52 pm    Post subject: Hazel stakes. Reply with quote    

Hello Organic John

You are in a position to help me out. I need 10 Hazel stakes 30 inches long each being the thickness of a man's index finger at the thin end.

Or if anyone else knows where I could get hold of some in the Leeds are please let me know.

Regards, Ken

Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 05 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have Hazel, although its not really the right time of year to cut it, as it may then die. How much do you want, and what are you willing to pay?...(Bearing in mind the stool may not recover after)

uk-ken



Joined: 19 Jul 2005
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Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 05 11:16 pm    Post subject: Hazel stakes Reply with quote    

Hello Madman

Thank you for your reply, I only need 10 x 30" pieces of about 1/2" diameter.

I would pay whatever you consider a fair price, plus P&P. I would certainly not want to be responsible for the demise of your stool so I guess I'll have to use something else until the timing is better.

Hazel is the recommended wood for use in staking out long nets for rabbiting. I am sure that I can use bamboo until I am able to get hold of the more traditional wood.

Regards, Ken

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 05 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ken, hazel is the traditional wood for a long net. Make do until October then pm me if you remember, and I'll sort you out. Bamboo or even better native wood sticks such as Yew would be better than bamboo though, as it's prone to snap under strain....

uk-ken



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Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 05 11:35 pm    Post subject: Hazel Reply with quote    

Great stuff!

Thank you! I'll be in touch.

Ken

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