Logs for Labour

William Granaghan L4L poster boyLogs for Labour is an exchange scheme.  Woodland owners who would like local residents to help manage their woodland (to the owner’s specification, and ensuring that the work promotes biodiversity) can offer ‘logs’.  Local residents who are happy to work outside with hand tools in return for logs can offer ‘labour’. Keep up to date with log offers: ‘like’ our Facebook sitefacebook logo

For all the events below, please bring sturdy shoes and gloves; a hand saw and/or loppers (ideally both); and lunch and a warm drink where appropriate.  Only hand tools are allowed for insurance reasons.  Under-16s are welcome as long as they are supervised by a responsible adult.  Unless the wood is explicitly described as seasoned, it will need to be stored for at least a year before burning.

The 2015/16 season of Logs for Labour is now finished.  Please come back in October 2016!


Variety of nature conservation work every Thursday 9am, Oxford

Oxford City Council’s Leisure and Parks Department runs a range of volunteer nature conservation work every Thursday, ranging from maintaining footpaths to pulling ragweed to cutting trees.  Most does not involve logs, but some does.  Please contact Carl Whitehead,07801625245, cwhitehead@oxford.gov.uk

Woodland work at Ardley nr. Bicester, every Thursday 10:00

 Offer Stoke Wood is owned and managed by The Woodland Trust with the help of a small team of volunteers who meet on Thursday mornings at 10:00.  They would be delighted to have ongoing help, so this could be a longer term source of firewood – particularly hazel coppice – for keen volunteers.  002
 Access No more than 30m walk to car
 To get there From M40 J10, drive north 0.5 miles on the A43, then south-east 0.75 miles on the B4100.  Meet in the parking lot.