Local fuelwood business wins
Objective One funding
Timberdown Forestry of Drummers Hill, north of St Austell,
has been awarded an Objective One grant by Working Woodlands
to help with investment in new equipment.
Run by Kevin Jones, the business buys standing hardwood thinnings
that he fells and extracts. He then converts them to firewood
using a processor at his yard, finally sorting and storing
the logs ready for subsequent delivery.
In order to be able to lift and carry tree lengths single-handed,
Kevin has been awarded a grant from Working Woodlands to invest
in a tractor equipped with a grapple loader.
Kevin's type of business plays a vital part in the strategy
for adding value to wood in local markets. Timberdown Forestry
provides a valuable outlet for Cornish woodland owners wishing
to sell small sized hardwood material. Kevin was awarded his
grant because his work is bringing under-managed woodlands
in Cornwall back into production. Once managed properly these
woods can make long-term contributions to Cornwall's
Kevin's enterprise is one of the first to be awarded
a grant from Working Woodlands. This European and UK government-funded
Project is offering grants and support to businesses that
grow wood, work with wood or sell wood or wood products in
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Contact Working Woodlands on 01803 867891 for further information.
Caroline Harrison, Working Woodlands Holdings Ltd, Tel: 01803
Kevin Jones, Tel: 01726 70731
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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