Scottish forestry and woodland news

Stacking Timber into the Sunset

10 October 2013  post by Nick Marshall

We recently thinned a Pine wood in East Lothian with the timber being stacked at the top of a hill overlooking the stunning rolling farm land and the Forth Estuary. 

Extracting the timber into the evening I was treated to some amazing sunsets and beautiful colours. I thought I would share a few pictures of the views as well as the work being carried out, opening up this wood with our in house harvesting team.

After a long day in the tractor you are sometimes rewarded with a sight that other offices do not benefit from…

  • Pine stacked overlooking the Forth Estuary Pine stacked overlooking the Forth Estuary
  • Selective felling to open up this mixed Pine woodland Selective felling to open up this mixed Pine woodland
  • Sensitive timber extraction using our Valtra and trailer unit, causing very little ground damage Sensitive timber extraction using our Valtra and trailer unit, causing very little ground damage
  • The two machines working side by side The two machines working side by side
  • Stacking the Pine in the setting sun Stacking the Pine in the setting sun
  • View towards Traprain Law View towards Traprain Law
  • The wood after thinning looking a bit brighter The wood after thinning looking a bit brighter
  • Just about finished extracting and running out of stacking space for firewood Just about finished extracting and running out of stacking space for firewood
  • Nearly the end of the day! Nearly the end of the day!
  • Parked up at the end of a long shift... Parked up at the end of a long shift...