Qualified Arborists, Creative Craftsmen.
At WildWood, we understand wood. Our work stems from an appreciation of the fundamental biology of trees, how we care for a living tree, the processing of ready wood, and the craft creative products.
We recognise the value in timber, we never waste wood, and we make sure any usable byproducts of our tree work can be reimagined into something useful, beautiful, or both. Our aim is to keep our wood traceable throughout the production process, so the customer knows where the end product comes from - we source the tree, process the timber, store the wood, and craft the end result.
Whether you need a dangerous tree removed, garden hedges trimmed, fencing around the farm or a new pergola for the patio, WildWood will pay attention to your needs and ensure satisfaction every step of the way.
what we do:
Arboriculture is where the brand began; caring for and managing your trees is at the heart of WildWood. Based in East Devon, we diligently work to high standards and comply to all current regulations; we are fully insured and work to the British Standards BS3998 for Arboriculture.
Tree surgery can produce an enormous amount of 'waste' wood. If you're removing limbs, dismantling, or felling trees, the volume of wood lying on the ground at the end of the day adds up. Typical tree surgery practice is to throw all of this in to the chipper to take away from site and be disposed of. However, WildWood sees trees differently.
Whilst it may be easier and more cost effective to chip and dispose of wood, we believe this does a great disservice to a tree. An organism that has been growing for 40, 50, 100+ years deserves to be treated with respect, and at Wild Wood, we aim to give new life to every last piece of usable wood. The tree that's leaning precariously over your greenhouse can be repurposed into a beautiful bench, patio pergola, or garden gate.
Forestry & Woodland Management
If you have woodland that needs taking care of, look no further than WildWood. We'll happily look at groundworks, path making, track construction, vegetation clearance, hand felling, drainage, coppicing, and any general forest management.
When fencing we work closely with you to find the right kind to meet your needs. Whether it be soft wood or chestnut, domestic or agricultural we work to strict standards. We specialise in sweet chestnut fencing, as it is the most cost effective, durable and best looking fencing on the market. We source our sweet chestnut from a local supplier so we can ensure high quality wood to outlast most.
Mobile Saw Milling
We offer an ‘on site’ saw milling service with our Peterson sawmill. Designed and manufactured in New Zealand, the Peterson Mill is typically used in rainforests to access hard to reach locations. The combination of the Peterson mill and the Alaskan chainsaw mill means we can now plank even the biggest, most inaccessible trees, right on site.
In terms of cost, an eight hour day of cutting can produce 3.5m3 of timber, if it were green oak that would be worth £5600.
Wild Wood’s approach to timber and tree surgery is a sustainable one. Presently, a lot of ‘waste’ wood is chipped or split into firewood. But, by taking the time to machine our wood, rather than chip or split for efficiency, we ensure that any high value wood is turned into something more useful and more beautiful than children’s playground coverings.
You can't win them all, and when we're faced with a piece of timber that we can't use for making or building, we dust off the axes and get logging. Seasoned for at least 12 months, our hardwood logs will burn strong and long in your wood burner or open fire to keep you warm all winter.