In Plymbridge Woods, over the past few weeks, visitors may well have noticed the freshly cut wood within the Douglas Fir plantation. This is the result of Chainsaw Milling operations that have been carried out by Rangers and contractors.
Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menzeisii), also sometimes called Oregon Pine or Douglas Spruce, is a softwood species that originates from Western North American. With relatively good durability, it has numerous timber applications.
The Douglas Fir used at PlymBridge, which had been previously felled and allowed to season, was milled and converted into a variety of sizes. This resulting timber will be used on the estate for a number of maintenance projects including repairs to the roadside fencing.