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Roll up! Get your timber here!

Sawn timber soon available from Blackbark!  – good quality – any sizes sawn – quarter sawn available – British timber only Blackbark has a reputation for great quality firewood and charcoal – and now we are adding sawn timber to … Continue reading

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Oldest oak in Wales blows down

“The tree was blown down during galeforce winds on Wednesday night. The oldest oak in Wales – and probably one of the oldest oak trees in northern Europe – has grown in the Ceiriog Valley near Chirk, north Wales, since … Continue reading

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Windsor View steps

In January we completed a lovely little project: creating access to a community-owned woodland area and old mill pond in Hebden Bridge. Many thanks to the residents of Windsor View for your kindness and cups of tea!       … Continue reading

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Barn roof truss, Welsh-style

I’ve wanted to put these photos up for a while. In October we stumbled across a ruined barn inbetween Llanbedr and Harlech in North Wales (SH 587290). I was staggered by the gorgeous simplicity – and by modern standards, audacity … Continue reading

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North Dean Wood

At the moment Blackbark is busy coppicing at our last site of the winter: North Dean Wood at West Vale, near Greetland and Elland. We are working in the triangle of woodland behind Clay House at the south eastern end … Continue reading

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New shoots in the mountains

Last post I mentioned that we’d been in North Wales in February coppicing Coed Yr Afon, a small fifteen year old plantation of mixed hardwood species. I returned at the end of May to check on progress. The wood is … Continue reading

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Ancient oak coppice

Hopefully we’ll have the time to blog on this site about all the things us Blackbarkers are up to, what excites us and what we’re thinking. Back in February we did some upland coppicing over in North Wales – you … Continue reading

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