Creative projects

Written by Tom Dutson

We are always keen to get involved in projects that turn your trees into useful and beautiful items for your home or garden.

We have experience of planking logs on-site with a chainsaw mill and have dehumidifier wood-drying kiln. 

Some of our recent projects have included:

  • Converting the trunk of a large storm-damaged sycamore tree into planks that will eventually become the worktops and units in a farmhouse kitchen
  • Planking the trunk of an 18m tall cherry tree that had to be felled due to decay at the base. The rich red timber is currently air drying before going into the kiln
  • 6ft wide rustic ash bookshelves made from a Cumbrian tree. These large scale shelves retain the character, shape and grain of the tree whilst providing a great deal of useful storage space
  • Weaving garden panels, screens and arbors from hazel and willow

We're up for anything like that - it's great to have a tree live on as a hand-crafted piece of furniture, a turned bowl or sculpture.


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 April 2012 22:29 )

About Heartwood Enterprises

Heartwood Enterprises aims to provide a range of high quality, competitively priced, practical and professional tree and woodland management services.

Heartwood Enterprises is the trading name of Tom Dutson who works with a small team of expert contractors across Cumbria (and beyond!)

Everything to do with trees...planting, tending, tree surgery, tree surveys, woodland management and more...

About Tom Dutson

I am a tree and woodland contractor and consultant with over 20 years experience.  I'm a Chartered Forester (MICFor) and Technician Member of the Arboricultural Association (TechArborA).

I am passionate about trees and woodlands.  My aim is to combine practical skills and experience with technical expertise to provide a range of expert contracting services.

I want to hear from you about your tree work and woodland needs.