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.
  • 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
  • address local fuel poverty and help those in need of wood fuel.

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 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. 

Please contact Alan Dyer for more information 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:(check your e-mail for up-dates and last minute changes!)      

Saturday 26th May - Paccombe - hauling logs

Tuesday 5th June  11.00 a.m. Knapp Copse Nature Reserve, Launch of East Devon Log Bank

...more days during the Summer to collect and process timber on the various sites.  Subject to weather and access to sites.  Watch e-mail and this site for more details