This is almost an 11th commandment for people in the timber trade and it’s as important to Ransfords as anyone. The more material we recover from every tree felled the more efficient we are and the more competitive we can be.
This short clip shows small diameter round wood (the thinner part at the top of the tree trunk) which is too small to go through the sawmill being chipped in next to no time. The chips will be dried and go to biomass boilers at various locations not far from the sawmill. The trees themselves stood in one of our own forests about 25 miles from the mill. Talk about keeping it local!