Our Wood

The wood at the heart of Hanby Estates Ltd is known as Haugham & Burwell Wood named after Mr Harrison who purchased the wood in 1990).

The woodland is an ancient woodland site and is about 480 acres. Some of the trees are more than 400 years old. There is a mixture of many different tree species such as: Ash, Oak, Beech, Sycamore, Sweet Chestnut, Hazel, Norway Spruce, Grand Fir, Giant Redwood, Douglas Fir, Larch, Western Red Cedar and
Western Hemlock.

The wood is a haven for wildlife and is one of the largest single blocks of woodland within the Lincolnshire Wolds. Our aim on the Estate is to retain the character of the woodland, supply of quality firewood, maintain the current level of local employment, and provide a home for wildlife.

The Estate has a detailed ten-year Woodland Management Plan approved by the Forestry Commission. This ensures trees can be harvested in a way that ensures a long-term quality supply of wood for firewood. We are now Woodsure/Ready to Burn Certificated.

Hanby Estates have been certified as Ready to Burn and that meet new legal requirements that come into force from 1 May 2021 in England.

Under the new Air Quality Regulations that apply from 1 May 2021, wood fuel sold in volumes under 2m³ will need to be certified as Ready to Burn. The new regulations aim to prevent harmful pollution from domestic burning of all solid fuels by ensuring wood sold in volumes of under 2m³ is certified as having a
moisture content of 20% or less. Customers buying loose wood in quantities of 2m³ or more must be advised on how to store and season the fuel. This will give them confidence that the wood they are burning is suitably dry before use.