THE OLD SAWMILL LOG CO
The Old Sawmill Log Co is part of our parent business Urban Forestry (Bury St Edmunds) Ltd. The name of the business comes from the postal address at our yard in Ingham, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Urban Forestry (Bury St Edmunds) Ltd has been trading since 1992, and was originally a forestry and tree surgery company which specialised in planting trees. Over the years the company has changed and developed, and through this diversification we now carry out lots different services. These include:
- Arboriculture (Tree Work)
- Consultancy and design
- Soft landscaping
- Hard landscaping
- Play-ground installation
Our intention is to supply people with great firewood in the Bury St Edmunds and West Suffolk area, from wood that is recycled from our tree surgery business, or from locally managed woodlands. We want to keep the miles that the logs travel to a minimum, and to provide a friendly, reliable service.
A large proportion of firewood bought online, is kiln dried, and comes from Eastern Europe. Our wood is naturally air dried out of doors for a minimum of one year, and is then cut and processed at our yard at the Old Sawmill in Ingham, where it is then stored on pallets under cover. Unless it’s raining when it’s delivered (which will soon dry off), it will come to you nice and dry, so you can use it straight away. We think this is a more sustainable way of supplying firewood, because your logs are:
- Grown and felled locally, by local trades people
- Recycled waste from our tree surgery operations
- Not quick dried using a kiln, which uses lots of energy
Not transported hundreds of miles, burning lots of diesel fuel
Helping reduce the potential to spread harmful pest and diseases which can hitch hike on transported timber or packaging
BUY IT WHERE YOU BURN IT.
In the last 25 years, there has been a huge increase in new tree diseases which are adversely affecting the UK’s tree stock (e.g. Ash Die Back, Acute Oak Decline, Horse Chestnut leaf minor etc). It is thought that this may be as a result of climate change and a rapid increase in global trade, and therefore by keeping our firewood sales local, we are trying to do our bit by helping to minimise their spread.
We still plant a lot of trees, and we’re proud that we can genuinely say that we plant more trees than we fell, making our firewood a truly sustainable product.
In Partnership With Norfolk County Council
Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) 2014 – 2020 through Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development