For more information email Iain or call him on 01905 754919.
Or contact the lobbers themselves: Harry Green on 01386 710377 / 07778 198476 or Bob Gillmor on 01386 556685.
Purpose of the role
The Tiddesley Wood log and chips sales have developed into a major activity bringing in considerable funds for the Trust. They are also an important feature in encouraging the use of wood fuel from sustainably managed woodlands. The timber for logs is from Tiddesley Wood and from other Trust reserves. The timber is felled as part of woodland management for wildlife conservation: coppicing, ride-side clearance or thinning according to long-term plans.
Type of work
Work may vary depending on how sales are going. Some examples of typical tasks involved are listed below
- Bagging up wood chip and logs for sale
- Stacking wood
- Helping to run the Log Sales days
- Other practical conservation tasks around Tiddesley Wood, the orchard and the Millennium Plantation
- Helping out with the Tiddesley Wood Open Day (3 May 2020)
Experience and skills
- Suitable for everyone with a basic level of fitness
- Interest and enthusiasm for nature and wildlife conservation
- Willingness to work outside in all weathers
- Ability to work alone and as part of a team
- Basic use of hand tools - training will be given
- Willingness to be involved in a number of tasks as directed
The Log Lobbers run the Log and Chip Sales events as well as meeting between to prepare the logs and chip for the next sale. At the end of the Log Lobbing season, many volunteers help to organise and run our annual Tiddesley Wood Open Day.
Log sales take place once a month from September to March. You can find the dates on our What's On pages.
Joining the Log Lobbers is a great way to stay active and meet new people, whilst knowing you are helping to raise valuable funds to protect wildlife and wild places across Worcestershire. A great work out in a beautiful setting – and cheaper than the gym!