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Trees down after Storm Ciara

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Trees down after Storm Ciara

Trees down after Storm Ciara? Then see the positive...you've just been handed natural, local and free fuel - just get chopping. We see them everywhere, especially after storms, dead tree branches scattered  along roadsides or lying in green areas, but we don’t seem to notice their value as a fuel. Why not gather these up? Not only will you be tidying up your locality,you’ll be collecting free firewood for the winter ahead.Obviously, if the branches are lying on private property then you need to get permission to gather them. These are going to be particularly plentiful after a storm so...

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Wood Energy

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https://www.forestryfocus.ie/wood-industries/wood-energy/ Some interesting reading here:  Wood has been used by man as an energy source since the earliest times.  The wood and charcoal that were once used extensively as fuel for cooking and heating have today largely been replaced by the more convenient energy sources of oil, gas and electricity. Wood, however, continues to be a major source of energy for developing countries but in recent years it is also being increasingly used in Ireland. This increased demand is due to an awareness of the need to use sustainable, renewable energy sources to provide security of supply and also to...

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