Treworder Barton was planted in 2014 and was one of the first projects by Eucalyptus Renewables. The planting , 0ver 16ha of a 50ha arable form, is primarily E. nitens with components of E. denticulata, other eucalypts and native broadleaves.
For the owner, Hugh Davis, the eucalyptus offered a bridge between arable farming and woodland management. Whilst it is technically a woodland, for the farmer it can be viewed as a long-term crop.
The woodland is now producing firewood which is sold locally as well as to restaurants in London and France who require the aromatic component for wood-fired cooking through Wildwood Fuel. Due to demand and to offer a quality product all the firewood is now kiln-dried on site. The owner sees a future of continuing firewood and is also developing ideas for using the small roundwood and sawlog elements of the woodland.