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 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

Saturday  Feb 8th             Trinity Hill         10.00              Graham  Felling/ extraction

Saturday Feb 15th           Old Wolford      10.00                James   Felling/ extraction

Tuesday  11th Feb            Ashclyst            10.00              Tony      Felling/ extraction

Monday    17th Feb           Trinity Hill         10.00       Graham        Felling/ extraction

Friday       21st Feb            WESC              10.00                Alan      Felling/ extraction

Wednesday 26th Feb        Woodhouse      10.00           Rory        Planting felling

Saturday    29th Feb            Log Bank       10.00                Alan                 Processing

Saturday    7th March         TBC (maybe Uplyme, Widworthy, Trinity or Parehayne)

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

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