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This photo was taken earlier in the year and shows us extracting some larch from the forest. The larch was originally planted as a nursery crop between lines of oak to promote straight growth. In time the larch excelled in the quality soil and started to out grow the oak (now at over 11 meters height after 14 years!). We had to thin every 2nd line four years ago and now we’re taking out every second tree from the remaining lines. It should eventually look like a mixed stand of larch and oak rather than the original plan of just oak. This timber will be used as firewood and will also be milled into lumber to create products which will be on display here shortly. It’s heavy stuff but I’m really excited about having some milled timber and creating new products with it. I will have more posts on this and how I’m getting on with it soon.

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