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Archive: December 2023

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Woodworking and Gender

December 18, 2023

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1% Woodland Tax helps GiB TechScope explore Remote Sensing and AI

May 26, 2023

We’re always blown away by the people and projects that our 1% Woodland Tax helps to fund. All of them are doing amazing things to keep British woodland thriving. Over the last 12 months, our funding has helped Grown in Britain (GiB) to carry out a scoping project. Grown in Britain works at every stage of the forest product supply ch...

MD, Tom Barnes, brings home the Confor Changing Attitudes Award

March 1, 2023

We’re delighted that Tom Barnes, our MD, has been presented with the Confor Changing Attitudes Award. This award recognises an individual, business or organisation that’s promoting the forestry and wood sector in a positive, impactful way.  Tom was presented with the award by Trudy Harrison MP, the Minster for Natural Environment and...

Seven success stories from our 1% Woodland Tax funding in 2022.

December 22, 2022

In 2022, we decided to donate at least 1% of our turnover to support people and projects that are helping our local woodlands. We called it the 1% Woodland Tax. Over the course of the year, we’ve had the pleasure of supporting a whole collection of projects. All very different, but all with the same aim: to improve local woodlands an...

Built demonstrator project from Material Cultures, supported by the 1% Woodland Tax

December 13, 2022

‘Clearfell House’ is a built demonstrator project from Material Cultures, supported by our 1% Woodland Tax. This project explores the impact of plantation woodlands on the landscape, using timber from local forests. We’re looking forward to seeing the completed project in 2023, and we asked the team to tell us more. "The new ...

Paradise Wood mapping project

October 7, 2022

See the 1% Woodland Tax in action at Paradise Wood, Oxfordshire One percent of our turnover is used for projects that help woodland thrive. We call it our 1% Woodland Tax. Recently, our MD Tom visited Paradise Wood in Oxfordshire to see how the Woodland tax is being put into action on a unique project. Paradise Wood is owned by Eart...

Community forestry film supported by the 1% Woodland Tax

July 28, 2022

Thinking deeper on community forestry: A new film supported by the 1% Woodland Tax A new film on community forestry has received a grant from the '1% Woodland Tax,' a fund from Vastern Timber to help forests thrive. Filmmaker Alice Carfrae has been commissioned by Timber Strategies to make a documentary film that explores what communi...

Project Grow pilot gets “10 out of 10”

July 7, 2022

Pilot project for young people has shown huge potential Project Grow is an outdoor learning project for 15-18 year olds who aren’t in work, education or training. The pilot project recently scored a ‘10/10’ rating from its participants. This initiative, which was set up last autumn, offers a supportive space for young people t...

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...

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