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Over 15,000 views of ‘Wood for the Trees’

Vastern Timber MD Tom Barnes presents “Wood For The Trees,” a series of short films about British woods and woodlands, that has over 15,000 views on YouTube. The 9th episode, “Sustainable Forestry and the Need for Nurture” was filmed at the Bathurst estate, in May 2021. The story so far… In part one, Tom introduced […]

Comparing Oak and Sweet Chestnut cladding

Oak and sweet chestnut are great options for timber cladding, and our latest video compares these two timbers, to help with your decision making. Oak is the UK’s favourite hardwood. It’s strong, hard and tough but it can be unstable. By comparison, Sweet Chestnut is light, it’s more stable, but it is a bit softer. […]

Tom talks to Parliamentary Group on Forestry

Today, our MD Tom Barnes will take part in a debate hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry and Tree Planting. He’s planning to say “Last time I presented to you I talked about the benefits of using home-grown timber and why tree planting alone will not provide the benefits we desire. This […]

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