how do i ask to move logs?

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I had 30 conifer trees chopped down in my garden which were a about 70 feet tall, as you can emagin this produced a huge pile of logs with most being over 6 inches diameter.

Trouble is, my tree cutter let me down, as he originally agreed to stack the logs on the left side of my garden (treens are on the right) but thats about 20m away, and instead he stacked the logs on the right side where the trees were cut, said i should get the jcb digger man to scoop them up and move them, as he knew i had planned to get a digger in after they had gone.
I asked my jcb man and he said he cant scoop the logs up as they will role too much, the only way he could move then is if they were loaded into his shovel by hand which we are not srong enough to do not to mention the extra time involved.

Any advice on which service i should call to move these logs?
 
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Local Facebook pages, ( eg your town may have one) can be a good way to find people for these kinds of odd jobs. Guessing you don't want the exercise!
 
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I've no idea which service to call, here's a few ideas I would try, put some slings around a few logs at a time, and use the JCB to carry them in the sling, hire in a chain saw, cut down to more manageable sizes, get a crate of beer in and phone your friends.
 
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List them on ebay for a pound each, buyer collects. Unless you mean you want to keep them, in which case phone your local hire shop and hire an excavator. They might even have a grab
 
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If this is still unresolved and you don't want the logs advertise them in your local shop/free paper, "Free to anyone with a log burner, buyer collects".
 
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I list my scrap timber on Freegle. People come along and cut it up with chainsaws, bow-saws or handsaws, depending how big it is, and load it into estate cars and trailers. They mostly use it in wood-burners or multifuel stoves.

There is pretty sure to be one in your area. It is the voluntary network in the UK set up by people who were previously Freecycle volunteers when the American founder claimed that it was a company which he owned, and started sacking volunteers who disagreed with him.

http://www.ilovefreegle.org/
 
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You need a digger with a thumb attachment (very simple attachment see U-Tube for examples), this will allow the operator to lift the logs into a trailer to take them the 20M. So if you get someone (small contractor) in your area with both, you'll be sorted. Get a price for everything before they start.
 

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