Starting off with 'The beast from the East', which caused some sites to be shut down for several days, the end of winter/beginning of spring has at last turned a corner and the ground is finally starting to dry up just in time for some sites which require field crossings with harvesting & extraction machinery. With several sites due to start in the next few weeks, the market has never been better, with low road side stocks, and demand outstripping supply in all areas of the market.
2018 has so far seen a huge demand for chip wood/biomass material in particular which has resulted in Agriforest Ltd undertaking several sites with high percentages of chip wood material, such as poor quality stands & wind blown areas which require clearing. Never has there been a better time to 'tidy up' areas which would otherwise not be worth considering for harvesting. This is due to excellent prices being offered for timber, and as a consequence, excellent returns to the land owner.
With timber prices forecast to remain strong for the rest of 2018. and with the correct advice behind you, there has never been a better time to harvest your timber.