Wood chippings, free or very cheap?
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I've just spent a merry couple of hours trying to find a source of free or very cheap wood chippings to make new paths on my allotment, and failed miserably. DD1's boyfriend, who lives 30 miles away, acquired a trailer-load delivered to his driveway for a mere £20 a couple of weeks ago; he brought me a couple of sacks, bless him, but I really need rather a lot more than that! He found his on Gumtree, locally; I looked & there are no similar listings anywhere near me. The closest source I can find charges £69 for a metre cubed, plus delivery, and I think I'd probably need two metres cubed. Does anyone know how to find a cheaper source? £140+ is, basically, out of the question...
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I've just looked at where I got mine from and it's £80 per builders sack, plus delivery.
My tree surgeon sells his to allotments, schools and the public cheaper.
Occasionally surplus does pop up on my local FB groups and gumtree.
All you can do is keep looking or grab some of the fallen branches and hire a shredder.
We have a local firm that is chopping and shredding every day tidying large gardens and public spaces.
I know there are a number of firms in a 25 mile radius. I've never seen the chippings advertised but there must be tons at the moment.
County highways are busy lopping trees roadside. I'd stop and ask the guys working as they won't have an outlet for them.
National parks do a lot too.
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