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Re: Indoor camping

Post: #283268 diggernotdreamer
Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:14 am

http://www.thewillowbank.com/willow.firewood.facts.htm

Well, if you look at the assessments of wood consumption and space needed, which I think is fairly accurate, you would need a fair bit of land to grow firewood. We had a few years of heating this house just with wood and turf to provide hot water, heat and for cooking and we used absolutely tons of the stuff, if the maths are right here, 1 hectare provides 10-15 tonnes of wood per year, so if you are using a 5 year rotation, you would need five hectares of land, or to produce a ton a year you would need an acre of land divided into 5 plots.

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Re: Indoor camping

Post: #283273 Green Aura
Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:17 pm

Well the power has been off for a couple of hours again this afternoon. This was planned to replace the transformer which caused the long power cut on Tuesday. Hopefully this will be the last of it, especially as the high winds seem to be dropping now. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Indoor camping

Post: #283343 doofaloofa
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:32 am

wasn't boat building to build up the RN a major cause of deforestation

It was in Ireland at least

The small acre of coppice we have provides more than enough fire wood for our domestic needs
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Re: Indoor camping

Post: #283365 diggernotdreamer
Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:35 pm

How do you manage your one acre coppice? how old is it, how much wood does is produce per year? quite interested in knowing because I want to try and plant a coppice here, what mix of trees did you use?


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