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, 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    Jan 11th  Newton Poppleford  10.00          Alan        Felling/extraction

Wednesday  Jan 15th   Woodhouse  10.00              RoryPlanting, felling & cross-cutting.

Saturday Jan 18th        Ashclyst forest   10.00              Tony      Felling / extraction

TuesdayJan 21st         Core Copse 10.00                Graham       Felling/extraction

Thursday  Jan 23rd        Mamhead    10.00         Alan/Steve/Colin Felling/extraction

Saturday   Jan 25th TBA 10.00

Wednesday Jan 29th Knapp depot 10.00          Alan        Equipment maintenance and servicing

Thursday   Jan 30th TBA 10.00GrahamFelling

Sunday Feb 2nd   Woodhouse 10.00Rory Hedgelaying, planting, felling & splitting

Tuesday   Feb 4th Mamhead 10.00Alan/Steve/Colin Felling/extraction

Saturday   Feb   8th TBA 10.00GrahamFelling

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

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