Archive: September 2022


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Wood Back Stories: Beautiful oak and ash from Longleat Forest

September 13, 2022

Where’s this wood from? These amazing logs are from Longleat Forest, in Wiltshire. Longleat has over 4000 acres of commercial continuous cover forestry. This incredible place is a large, ancient, broadleaved woodland with a high forest structure (including tall, mature trees), which is unique to the South West of Britain. [cap...

Closed on Monday 19th September

Vastern Timber will be closed on Monday 19th September, which has been declared a bank holiday to mark HM The Queen’s state funeral. Normal opening hours resume on Tuesday 20th September....

Why we need a UK Timber Strategy – our submission to the EAC

September 8, 2022

If we want home-grown timber in 40-years’ time, then we really must plan for it now. There is an urgent need for a National Timber Strategy, and we may have a chance to help shape it.  The Environmental Audit Committee called for evidence for their inquiry into the UK timber industry and global deforestation. [UPDATE - In July 20...


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