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Time to think about firewood supplies

The middle of August might seem a little early to start thinking about firewood supplies, but in an industry like sustainable forestry, it’s important to plan ahead to ensure enough timber is available for whatever the winter brings.

With that in mind, even though we have only just basked in a heat wave (and a hurricane), the forestry sector is gearing up for a major industry event due to take place next month in Northumberland.

The Forestry and Firewood Fair is scheduled for September 22nd-27th – probably just in time for when the temperatures really start to drop – at Meldon Park Estate.

It is the third time the event will have visited Northumberland, and is not just for those who work in the forestry industry.

Exhibits will include free advice for businesses and homeowners on everything from finding the right firewood supplies, to initiatives like the Renewable Heat Incentive.

There will even be demonstrations – on a small scale – of forestry harvesting, to give you an idea of where firewood supplies actually come from.