Archive: January 2021


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Agroforestry: Wood For The Trees film 7

January 30, 2021

Tom Barnes, MD of Vastern Timber, is making a series of films dedicated to the future of British forests,  "where I try and balance my deep despair at the declining state of our woodlands with a healthy dose of optimism." In part seven, he visits a Somerset farm to discuss agroforestry, and discover how integrating forestry with farmi...

Future Trees Trust Trials funded by Vastern Timber

January 21, 2021

We are proud to support the work of the Future Trees Trust. The FTT is the only UK charity dedicated to improving broadleaved trees by selective breeding. Selective breeding can produce healthier plants and better harvests, and we're supporting a sycamore trial looking to find the best seeds for the future. We asked Tim Rowland, CEO of Fu...

The Virtual Homebuilding Show

January 7, 2021

On 16th and 17th January we’re at the Virtual Homebuilding Show, presenting a few highlights from our wide range of timber cladding products. The January HomeBuilding and Renovation show is usually held at the Bath & West Showground, but this year we’re going online. Register here to join this free event: https://www.futureeven...

The benefits of building with wood

January 5, 2021

A new BBC series looks at proven ways to save the planet, including increasing use of timber in construction. "There are so many solutions to climate change, some proven and growing, others possible yet craving uptake." says presenter Tom Heap in '39 Ways to Save the Planet.' He described the many benefits of building with timber, incl...


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