Welcome to the Axewoods Cooperative

Woodland management, woodfuel and Log Banks

Our aims are to provide the means by which our members can:

  • secure their own woodfuel needs, improve their understanding of woodland ecology and work together for collective community benefits.
  • address local fuel poverty and help those in need of wood fuel.
  • connect local woodlands with local installed wood boilers and wood burners - thereby addressing carbon emissions and fuel poverty.
  • learn woodland craft skills, team working skills and offer woodland training events
  • physically contribute to work sites, co-ordinate volunteers and organise social activities

To date we have worked with: The Woodland Trust, The National Trust, Clinton Devon Estates, Somerset Wildlife Trust, The Donkey Sanctuary, Historic England, the Forestry Commission, EDDC Countryside Service, WESC Foundation and private landowners.         

Landowners: We come fully insured, fully trained and operate in virtually the same way as professional contractors…only we work for the wood.

Members: We can provide training and exciting work days for you to take home wood we cut. 

Log Bank:  If you watched us on BBC Countryfile on 17th February 2019 we hope you enjoyed our story.  (watch it again HERE: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tjtf38gjyocid8r/Countryf...       

If you are in real need of logs to keep warm, them please contact local agencies as we cannot handle calls from individuals.   So far we have had referrals from Citizens Advice, Action East Devon, local food banks, small local charities, churches and concerned individuals.  Please contact them in the first instance. 

Please contact Alan Dyer for more information about our work and membership through the Axewoods e-mail .  Cutting season is October to February/March with processing and other activities during the rest of the year.

Next workdays:(please check the Google calendar* or your e-mail for up-dates - we often have last minute changes because of weather, site access etc.)  10.00a.m. start

Day          Date              Site             Start time         Site co-ordinator    Tasks

All workdays postponed or cancelled during the coronavirus lockdown and recovery period.  Emergency work or deliveries possible with consultation and adherence to strict government advice.

We are beginning to extract timber from sites where we felled trees during the Winter and couldn't move it because of the wet ground.  We are organising small, socially distanced, teams to process and stack the logs ready for  what we think will be a very busy Winter to come!

Directions to sites are on the Google calendar - just click on the venue

* Google calendar at: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=sq7...