Ian Sheffner is an experienced forest contractor with
30 years active involvement in the forest industry
in many parts of the UK.
His experience covers the full range of harvesting systems from industrial scale harvesting to felling
for horse extraction.
On behalf of the Forestry Contracting Association,
he spent 5 years representing
and assisting contractors and running European
funded training projects in Wales.
Nowadays Ian combines managing his high-quality
firewood business, Crooked Pool Logs Ltd, with periods
of production felling. He also specialises in low-impact extraction in small and/or sensitive woodland using specialist, tracked machinery.
Underpinning Ian’s philosophy, developed over many years experience, is a belief in the ability of woodlands and timber to provide for so many of our human needs, not least of which is firewood. It is therefore essential to increase and protect biodiversity and sustainable habitat.
With the growing number of households using wood for domestic heating, demand for logs has also increased. In order to find suitable firewood at a reasonable price, Ian believes it is important that customers understand what species of logs they are buying, the load volume, whether they are properly seasoned (moisture content), correct size for the log-burner, where it was grown, and are able to compare prices from different suppliers.
At Crooked Pool Logs Ltd, Ian is involved with the entire process from standing tree
to excellent quality dry firewood logs.
Dorienne Robinson has an MSc in Advanced Environmental
and Energy Studies and has worked closely with local
community renewable energy systems
for a number of years.
Like Ian, she has a love of woodlands and believes that managing them sensitively can enhance habitat while
helping to supply some of our energy needs.
She says, “Climate change and Post Peak Oil has
encouraged many householders to switch across to
wood fuels. It’s very important therefore that woodlands
are not abused and firewood users get a top quality product.
This is why Ian and I are committed to ensuring that
Crooked Pool Logs Ltd offers the best possible for both our woods and our customers”.
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