APF 2010 and Chainsaw Carving competition!

During September 2010 D W Tree Services took it’s employees to the APF International Forestry Exhibition which is the UK’s largest forestry and Arboricultural exhibition.

The exhibition which started out for foresters and tree surgeons is now a very family friendly exhibition which attracts more and more member of the public every year. The exhibition ran from the 23rd to the 25th of September to which record numbers of people visited, 16,700 visitors attended.

There were 250 exhibitors at the show a few which gathered a lot of attention were:

  • The Stihl Timber Sports team, the first time they have ever held a Stihl timber sports event in England
  • The Husqvarna World 25m poleclimbing championships
  • A W Jenkinson and UPM Tilhill European Chainsaw Carving Championships

In the Chainsaw carving championship contestants were given a large slab of wood and given just 3 days to create a carving ready for auction on the 25th of September. carvings were sold anywhere from £100 to £3,000.

Below is a selection of photos taken of some of the incredible chainsaw carvings that went up for auction at the 2010 APF!

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