Processing

The final link in the forestry chain is processing or converting the raw wood material into some product we use. Logs leaving for mill © Forestry Commission Sometimes that happens or starts at the harvesting site itself. Poor quality logs may be sawn and often bagged for firewood sales; better tree trunks may be sawn into lengths on a portable saw bench prior to seasoning and sale; coppice produce may be woven into hurdles or burnt for charcoal in the wood itself. Larger parcels of wood are normally transported from the forest gate to processing plants such as saw or paper mills. Timber is heavy and bulky. More: To discover what raw wood is turned into, click here for more about wood products.