Why Dry Woodchips?

The usable heating energy (calorific value) of wood chips depends much more on water content of the wood chips than on the species of wood. Fresh wood chips with a water content of 55% (W55) provide approx. 2000 kWh in energy per ton.

By drying the wood chips to 20% water content (W20), the calorific value is increased enormously up to around 4000 kWh per ton. Or in other words: in a burning process of one ton of dried wood chips approx. 400 l of heating oil can be substituted.

For wood chip boilers, dry wood chips equate to higher efficiency, clean and more even combustion that in turn ensures trouble-free operation and a long-lasting lifetime of the heating system.

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Brendon Hill Tree Services (BHTS) of Wiveliscombe, Somerset , is a major player in the South West's tree surgery industry and provides a variety of related services. These include woodland management, hedge laying, bank restoration and fencing as well as wood fuel supply.

Established and run by Henry Fox and employing a highly qualified team of arboricultural specialists, Brendon Hill Tree Services manage all aspects of woodland management and conservation from the base near Taunton. The company provides tree services in Somerset as well as Dorset and Devon.

BHTS works with land owners large and small, local authorities and timber processors to provide a woodland management service tailored to your specific needs, from single trees or large woodland areas.

BHTS tree services teams use the best equipment available for the job, are fully certified and trained to the highest standards, and all work is fully insured for total peace of mind.

More recently Brendon Hill Tree Services has moved into the RENEWABLE energy sector, that of woodfuel production and supply, thus contributing to the carbon neutral goals that have been set by the government.

"It was not only a pleasure to work with you but also we were relaxed in the knowledge that you and your team were professional throughout the project in your dealings with the staff, public and health and safety."

Andy Harris, Ranger, Quantock Hills AONB Services
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