About Somerset Group
Tree Works & Felling
Clipper Blade Sharpening
When burning fresh sawn firewood a huge amount of the energy stored within the log is consumed to boil off the moisture within the log – that is before any energy in the form of heat can be radiated from the fireplace or wood-burning stove etc. In other words it takes longer to achieve any heat from the log and the heat will be given off for a much shorter period!
Burning seasoned firewood allows the heat to be radiated from the log in a much shorter time which means less wood is required to build an effective fire and that the fire will give off more heat in less time!
Our seasoned logs generally contain between 9 – 20% moisture and sometimes even less, they have been cut during the summer and allowed to gently air dry for several months ready for successful burning in the winter.
Our mixed wood is a combination of hard/soft logs are normally a mixture of ash, oak, birch, beech among others and can be burnt either straight away or after storing indoors for 24 – 48 hours for best results!
Prices start from £45 per half dumpy equivalent (approx 110 – 125 logs) (8-12ins to fit most stoves) or £75 for dumpy equivalent (approx 250 – 260 logs) or £260 4 bag equivalent (approx 1000 – 1040 logs).
However we have now taken on landscape gardeners and we are now doing the work ourselves. Whether Hard Or Soft please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
This maybe the solution for trees that are dead, dying or dangerous. In some cases the solution allowing for a structure that is planned for development, such as an outdoor building.
We offer a complete hedge cutting and hedge trimming service throughout the year. Hedges require regular trimming to keep them dense and compact. We carry out hedge trimming on small domestic hedges through to hedge cutting on much larger hedges and bushes on commercial land.
During this process dangerous deadwood and crossing branches are removed or pruned to minimize the possibility of fallen broken branches. This results in a balanced shape allowing the tree to re grow from the established growth points which remain on the branches. This technique is used for many reasons such as to reduce wind resistance and curtail root spread, or to control the size of a tree in a restricted environment.
It offers an advantage over the old fashioned approach of using diggers, winches, or digging by hand, all of which are very labour intensive and involve a certain amount of ground disturbance. Stump grinding eradicates any unnecessary work offering minimal ground disturbance to the area around the stump. Stump grinding is a very effective solution to complete eradication of an entire stump, offering advantages such as the ability to replant where the tree once stood, or provide foundations for outdoor buildings.
The range of machines we arrange to come in are accessible through the smallest of areas from front door to garden gate and can remove any size stump from small to large.
Upon completion of stump removal, the remaining hole will be back-filled with soil and grinding waste, the area around the stump left clean and tidy.
I am one of the original customers, of Somerset logs group for many years.
Having reliable guys to deliver the wood to your doorstep for my wood burner. They are polite, professional and accommodating for all your needs I highly recommend them.
“I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Somerset Logs for any tree work.”
“I have a small plot of land with four trees which were approx: 25m to 35m, one of which overhang the road, another two overhang our neighbour’s property. Ken carried out a thorough survey and provided a competitive price, clearly explaining what was involved. The team arrived promptly as arranged and worked well together to solve the different problems which inevitably arose. Their equipment was well maintained and suitable for the job in hand. Their professionalism, capability, knowledge and safety ethic ensured that the job was completed on time. Throughout the job they were on hand to explain and advise, and their attention to detail in leaving a clear site and tidy cuts has transformed our property.”