Council’s General Manager Infrastructure and Development Services Stuart McConnell said while residents will be able to choose what wood they want, it will be a case of first in, best dressed.
“There are truckloads of timber to choose from. It is fair to say it isn’t generally the best type of wood for burning over a cold Kinglake Ranges winter, but it might help to bulk out residents’ own supplies of firewood.
“The wood comes from fallen and damaged trees cleaned-up by various groups following the 2009 bushfires.
“That is why Council is now inviting the public to come along and grab this free wood.
“All wood will be cut onsite by Council operators and while they’re happy to cut the wood to residents’ preferred size, pieces can’t be smaller than about a metre long.
“Council operators will load the wood, however if we think the piece is too heavy or might do damage to your vehicle, we won’t load it. Please follow directions of our staff to ensure the safety of all during this activity.”
“Please note that strapping the material down will be the responsibility of the individual. There won’t be any tie-down materials available, so you will need to bring your own.
The woodlot will open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 and Sunday, April 28 2018, weather permitting.