Archive: November 2022


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Sycamore success stories at Future Trees Trust

November 8, 2022

Since 2019 Vastern Timber has supported the Future Trees Trust in their work to help future forests thrive. The FTT is the only UK charity working to improve broadleaved trees by conventional selective breeding. Their researchers work to ensure that the next generation of broadleaved trees will deliver all the environmental, social and ec...

Apply for funding to help British woodlands

June 22, 2022

Is your organisation striving to protect, improve or expand British Woodlands?  If you’re nodding enthusiastically, you could apply for one of our grants.   How does it work? We’ve recently created our 1% woodland tax. A pledge to donate 1% of our annual turnover to help keep local woodlands thriving. We’re usin...

Future Trees Trust Supporter Day Surprise

May 30, 2022

Vastern Timber doubled its donation to the Future Trees Trust. The surprise announcement was made by MD Tom Barnes at Future Trees Trust Supporters Day, held at Vastern Timber last week. The increased support was welcomed by FTT head of research Dr Jo Clark. Dr Jo Clark welcomes the increased funding for the FTT The Future Trees...

Our pledge to give one percent to help our local woodlands

March 8, 2022

At Vastern Timber, we talk a lot about improving local woodlands. But we know that taking action is what really matters. That's why we decided to put our money where our mouth is. From January 2022, we’ve pledged to use a minimum of 1% of Vastern Timber’s annual turnover to fund projects focused on creating bigger and better woodla...

“Value productive woodlands in creating good quality timber”

November 4, 2021

‘Wood for the Trees,’ is a series of short films about Britain’s forests. We asked experts about their hopes and fears for woods and woodlands, and for one suggestion to help them grow. During COP26 we're sharing these suggestions. Dr Jo Clark is Head of Research at Future Trees Trust, and she spoke with us about her work in part...

Wood for the Trees, 12 ideas to help Britain’s forests grow

October 27, 2021

Wood for the Trees is a series of films about the future of Britain's forests, from our MD Tom Barnes, and film-maker Charly Le Marchant. In these films, experts from different backgrounds and perspectives talked about their hopes and fears and suggested one policy for the UK government. This five minute film summarises those polic...

Vastern Timber pledge support to Future Trees Trust

November 30, 2020

Today we announce a three-year partnership with tree improvement charity Future Trees Trust. Vastern Timber is donating £5000 a year, for the next three years, to support the costs of Future Trees Trust’s work with sycamore. We will also feature Future Trees Trust’s work as part of our “Wood for the Trees” film series, to help...


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