Tony and Jason crossed the border into Lancashire last week to attend to a large fallen oak tree on the lovely Barbon Estate. The estate is situated on the three-county boundary on the side of the Lune Valley near Kirkby Lonsdale. The 1.2m diameter tree was over 250 years old and had recently blown down in strong winds. The sheer size of the trunk required it to be cut into baulks on site, prior to transporting to our factory for re-sawing. With the Lucas Mill and Chainsaw Mill we had the best tools for the job, combined with the expertise and manpower of Tony and Jason - resulting in an excellent, hard days work.
The stump of the fallen 250-year-old oak tree
Once removed the tree has left a real open space in the woodland
Tony sets to work cutting the tree to length with the chainsaw
Tony pictured with the Lucas Mobile Saw Mill, the top slice of the boule has now been removed
With the top slice removed Tony can now assess the width of the sap band to calculate the most efficient cuts
The Lucas Mill in action, cutting the tree into baulks
When newly cut, the moisture present in the tree trunk highlights the lovely grain pattern in the timber
With the tree now well on its way to being processed, Tony takes stock and plans his next cut
What a beautiful environment to work in - how lucky we are!
Just a few days later, the timber arrives at our factory
The timber is soon lifted off the trailer
These lovely wide boards will now need re-sawing on our Mebor saw mill
Sustainable use of our natural resources in this way is the ethos of what we do at British Hardwoods. This lovely old tree will be carefully re-sawn to produce beautiful English oak boards for our Timber Shop, ready to be lovingly hand-crafted into something new by our skilled customers.