Coulsdon is a key service area for W.J. Kent Tree Surgeons Ltd and, of course, it is our home. While part of the London Borough of Croydon, the area retains much of its historical charm through a stunning location on the North Downs. Where there is greenery, there is woodland, and where there is woodland, there is a direct need for our tree surgery services. Tree felling is one such service, and a key business element that produces important resources.
All timber derived from tree felling operations in Coulsdon undergoes seasoning to produce logs, firewood and woodchip for local homes and gardens.
W.J. Kent Tree Surgeons Ltd creates logs from the larger trunk sections of a felled tree, seasoning them to reduce the moisture content. Smaller limbs become firewood for use on wood burning and multifuel stoves, while other cuttings go through machinery and become woodchip.
We also derive logs, firewood and woodchip from other tree surgery operations in the Coulsdon area, such as crown thinning, crown reduction, coppicing, pollarding and similar types of formative pruning.
When tree surgeons harvest healthy timber, the wood itself has cavities and walls which hold free and molecular water. Tree felling causes free water to evaporate from the cells first and, once timber reaches its saturation point, around 30% of the total moisture remains. When the molecular water starts to evaporate, timber begins to shrink or crack.
Seasoned logs, firewood and woodchip should have a moisture content below 20%. Materials derived from any type of tree surgery work with a moisture content higher than that of the 20% threshold may not light or burn properly.
This can affect the efficiency of wood burning and multifuel stoves in Coulsdon homes because they use more heat and energy to dry out the excess moisture.
W.J. Kent Tree Surgeons Ltd also seasons logs, firewood and woodchip sourced from tree felling and tree surgery work to stop the spread of mould. Correctly cut and stacked, timber seasons and dries properly. Keeping unseasoned timber in a pile gives mould the chance to spore and, when burned, can spread these spores throughout the home.
Always buy logs, firewood and woodchip from reputable suppliers or tree surgeons who stack and season them properly.
Doing so makes tree felling and tree surgery more sustainable, particularly when we replace harvested timber through new planting programs. Using us as a supplier has countless benefits for homeowners in the Coulsdon area, and it helps them to lower the impact of their own carbon footprint as well as our own.
W.J. Kent Tree Surgeons Ltd can make log, firewood and woodchip deliveries to all locations in the local area.