Don't rush for free wood at High Heavens - it isn't ready yet

Don't rush for free wood at High Heavens - it isn't ready yet

Don't rush for free wood at High Heavens - it isn't ready yet

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DON'T create a log jam over free wood if you have plans to visit a waste recycling centre in Booker over the coming days - because it isn't ready yet.

That’s the message to the public after the felling of around 100 trees at the High Heavens recycling centre over the weekend.

The site was closed on Saturday and Sunday, but has now reopened to the public. A number of people turned up to the site on Monday in the mistaken belief the wood was ready to be taken away.

Wood will be made available to the public to collect and use in their own homes, but people need to wait for about two weeks until it is chopped up into logs and distributed. At that point, they also need to ensure the wood is dried out before it is placed on the fire.

Richard Marks, Project Officer at Buckinghamshire County Council, said: "The tree felling is now complete and the logs are visible on the ground at the entrance to the recycling centre in Clay Lane.

"A number of people turned up in the mistaken belief that the wood was ready to be taken away. Unfortunately, we had to tell them they have to wait until it is processed.

"We are going to chop it up into foot-long pieces and split the logs ready to be collected. They will be unseasoned which means they have to be dried out first before they can be used on the fire."

He added: "Once the wood is ready to be given out, we will announce it on our website and through the local media. Then a set amount will be given out every day on a first-come, first-served basis."

The Council is urging that, when the wood does become available, people do not take too much for themselves, so there is enough to go around for everybody.

Up to date information will be available at www.buckscc.gov.uk

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3:04am Thu 6 Mar 14

Dickitdo says...

My brother took some rubbish to the dump on Tuesday , and it had been cleared up , and no sign of logs .
My brother took some rubbish to the dump on Tuesday , and it had been cleared up , and no sign of logs . Dickitdo
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4:48pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Scarletto says...

Some haven't waited the stipulated two weeks mentioned above. They wood woodn't they......(yes, spelling is wrong)......
I used the tip on Wednesday morn and cars were in the approach root (?) to it with drivers shoving branches from the felled tree verges into their car boots. No one was telling them to bark off and did anyone chop (shop) them? Workmen nearby "clearing" up had apparently decided to leaf them alone.
What a carve up. Were they members of a splinter group? From what branch were they? One was an old feller.
I twigged what he was doing and wasn't green with envy.
I boughed out from copying him. I didn't want to be a plank or pine for what he was doing. Someone had given him the tip that the wood was there and he was quietly getting on with it. Was he a tree-creeper? Does he deserve the birch? Should I have made a trunk call to the council to frame him? I would have felt rotten.
Was he from Cypress?
I saw him..(geddit?).
Enough, enough.......must cut it out. I'm wasted here. Time for my medication. My work is done...
Some haven't waited the stipulated two weeks mentioned above. They wood woodn't they......(yes, spelling is wrong)...... I used the tip on Wednesday morn and cars were in the approach root (?) to it with drivers shoving branches from the felled tree verges into their car boots. No one was telling them to bark off and did anyone chop (shop) them? Workmen nearby "clearing" up had apparently decided to leaf them alone. What a carve up. Were they members of a splinter group? From what branch were they? One was an old feller. I twigged what he was doing and wasn't green with envy. I boughed out from copying him. I didn't want to be a plank or pine for what he was doing. Someone had given him the tip that the wood was there and he was quietly getting on with it. Was he a tree-creeper? Does he deserve the birch? Should I have made a trunk call to the council to frame him? I would have felt rotten. Was he from Cypress? I saw him..(geddit?). Enough, enough.......must cut it out. I'm wasted here. Time for my medication. My work is done... Scarletto
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