We sell as much waste and windfall as we can. Windfall tends to come from local farmers and land owners. The waste primarily comes from commercial packaging waste into kindling, as well as ‘arrisings’ from local tree surgeons. Recently we cleared 100 cubic metres from a local manor house near Oswestry. It is a very old hall and had some yew trees that had to come down. This was one of them.
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The tree surgeon pointed it out and suggested that it was too good for firewood. I agreed and thought it would make a great quirky gate post for the yard. Since then I have been dissuaded from that purpose and was wondering what else you could use it for. A local wood turner is on hand to convert it in to beautiful works of art, however if anyone can see a use for it as a whole, then that would be lovely. It is 10 foot long and approximately 2 foot wide. Half of it is solid; the top half is made up of individual stems, which gives it a unique aspect. What do you think, could you use it as a whole?