Even as the OneOak timber begins to be used in a building (read more) and is being kiln-dried ready for fine furniture and joinery, uses for other parts of the tree are still being found. Two tonnes of branchwood from the tree will be turned into charcoal. In an exciting move we have teamed up with the Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum of the University of Oxford to hold the charcoal making as a weekend course for members of the public. Why not have a go?
Harcourt Arboretum: 9am Saturday 15th -to- 9am Sunday 16th October
Practical Course at Harcourt Arboretum (map)
Learn to charcoal burn with
Alex Arthur, Chew Valley Charcoal
Alex Arthur from Chew Valley Charcoal will lead this course showing you the full process of turning wood to charcoal. Not only will you learn all about charcoal production but there will be a proper hot smoking BBQ at the end of the day. The oak used for this burn will be from The OneOak Project www.sylva.org.uk/oneoak/
Participants are invited to stay through the night (please bring your own tent) to see the final stages of the burn early on the morning of the 16th October.
Ticket price includes a sandwich lunch and a BBQ dinner