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November Lockdown Update

In line with Government guidelines we remain open to service trade customers, who can continue to select and collect timber by appointment.

From 5th November our showroom at Wootton Bassett is closed for four weeks.

For cladding, beams, plank and flooring we can take orders by phone and email as usual. We will continue to make deliveries at our discretion. Deliveries will be limited to sites with easy access and forklift offload or a minimum of two people on site for manual offload.

Please only visit our sites if you are a trade customer and you have made an appointment.

Contact us to find out more.

 

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October 30, 2020

Small woodland management: Wood For The Trees # 6

Tom is on a quest to understand the factors that will shape the future of British woodland.

Working with film maker Charly Marchant, our MD is producing and presenting a series of short films called ‘Wood For The Trees’. For each film Tom talks to experts about the future of Britain’s trees, woodlands and forests.

In the series so far, we have learnt that almost half of the woodland in this country is unmanaged and not providing the ecological, environmental and social benefits that a healthy woodland can. We have learnt that a landscape approach is critical to deciding whether the right tree is in the right place. We have discovered how woodland culture creates community connections which in turn creates thriving woodlands that stay.

Part six was filmed at the Hillyfield Woodland Farm in Dartmoor, described by the Royal Forestry Society as a first-class case study for other owners and managers of small scale woodland. We talked to Doug King-Smith about the challenges and opportunities of managing a small woodland. 

Subscribe to the Wood for the Trees Youtube channel to see the next films first, and watch this space for updates.

UPDATE: On 22 November, at 3pm we’re hosting a live discussion with Tom and Doug answering questions about this film.

You can set a reminder for this event via Facebook or Youtube.

Find out more about the series on Tom’s blog.

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