We recycle everything else - why not trees?

Herne Hill is a lovely, leafy neighbourhood, with thousands of beautiful trees in its parks, streets and gardens.

It's always sad when one of these much-loved specimens has to come down, but sometimes there's no alternative. Trees that are damaged, dangerous or weakened by disease can be a genuine threat to homeowners and members of the public.

Losing a favourite tree is bad enough. But in almost every case another valuable resource is lost too - a tonne or more of timber.

Felled or fallen trees in London and nationwide invariably get chipped, pulped or incinerated as soon as they're taken down - while the country keeps on importing vast quantities of wood from overseas. You can plant a new tree in place of the old one, but the timber is gone for ever.

It's a shocking waste, but now you can do something about it. If you've got to bring in the tree surgeons, but most of the wood in the log is still sound, call Timberyard.co.uk.

We're a Herne Hill-based eco-startup and we'll come to your property, saw your tree into boards with our portable mill, air-dry them at our SE24 premises and turn an unwanted product into beautiful timber for craft workers.

It won't cost you a thing, and it will help create a supply of unique, sustainable, locally sourced timber.

If you want to make a piece of heirloom furniture from your tree we can even stack and store the sawn wood in your own back garden. And if you want fuel for your wood-burning stove we can give you the offcuts from the sawmilling operation. Whichever route you choose, we'll leave your property clean and tidy.

We're a small, friendly group of cabinetmakers, arborists and woodland experts, working with tree surgeons, homeowners, local authorities and woodcraft specialists. You can find out more about what we do and who we are at our website: www.timberyard.co.uk.

There's a video there showing how we milled a 200-year-old beech tree in a garden in Wimbledon, and blogs about our other projects.

Get in touch and we'll talk about your tree.

Timberyard.co.uk - sustainable hardwoods from city trees.