Forestry plays a major part in the company; for many years we have managed woodlands for a variety of different reasons. We cut low value coppice timber for firewood, selecting better value hardwood saw logs for milling. We also thin coniferous woodland for stakes and rails, again selecting larger trees for sawmilling.
In recent years we have been milling timber which has come from tree surgery and coppicing operations, therefore making use of low value timber that would be too time consuming to cut into firewood. For example, large softwoods which would have deteriorated quickly, whilst waiting for haulage.
We now harvest standing timber from local woodland, for the sole purpose of milling for a multitude of applications, i.e. oak trees are sawn mainly for beams, with the finer logs planked for furniture making. Softwoods are mostly sawn for carcase wood and cladding, from which we manufacture poultry housing, sheds and field shelters.
We fell and extract sustainable sweet chestnut coppice timber for the fencing trade, to manufacture cleft stakes, straining posts, square sawn gate posts and post and rail fencing (cleft or sawn). We handle the wood from standing timber through to finished product. Chestnut is a fantastic material to use because of its natural durability, lasting for many years without the need for chemical treatment. For any information do not hesitate to contact us.
Tree surgery is where it all began for M.H.Dunn. Established for nearly 30 years, we have gained a great local reputation; we undertake all aspects of tree work, from light pruning to heavy reductions and large dismantles. Our crew are fully qualified (NPTC) and fully insured, ensuring the highest quality of tree care. All work is carried out to British Standards 3998 2010 with the upmost care and attention, assuring customer satisfaction.