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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Salvaged Trees Become a Living-Roof Arbor

Salvaged Trees Become a Living-Roof Arborhttp://www.woodmizer-europe.com - Jeremy Harper is used to making something out of nothing. For 20 years he has worked as an arborist and commercial site clearer which has taken him across the United Kingdom to remove unwanted trees and hedges, often repurposing would-be waste materials and giving them a new lease of life. But he admits that he has surprised himself with a personal project to build a living arbor in the garden of his family home in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. Jeremy says he was fortunate to have the materials available and the right tools for the job.He regularly mills wood for customers – creating bespoke sizes suitable for use in building, furniture and wood turning. He uses a Wood-Mizer LT40 portable sawmill which he bought second hand about five years ago. “We thought the LT40 was about the biggest we could buy and get away with for work,” he said. “We have been able to cut massive pieces of timber with it – wood that you never thought it would be able to handle. We work on a range of scales, from small pruning jobs to whole site clearances so we bought the LT40 to offer a milling service to other people and to be more proactive about what we handle. It always seemed to be the model to go for and I have not been disappointed. We have had some memorable milling times with it so far.” He now has a permanent reminder of one of those milling jobs in his garden.


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