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Covid Safety Customer Update

Our Wootton Bassett showroom and self selection shed are now open by appointment.

For cladding, beams, plank and flooring we are taking orders by phone and email as usual. For collections please be sure to make an appointment. Deliveries are limited to sites with easy access and forklift offload or a minimum of two people on site for hand offload.

Please do not visit either site without an appointment.

Contact us to find out more.

 

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July 17, 2020

Wood For The Trees part 5

This year, our MD Tom Barnes is making a series of films about the future of British woods and woodlands.

In part 5, he talks with author, forest scientist and co-founder of the Sylva Centre Gabriel Hemery about ‘Wood culture’ in Britain.  What are the connections between society and trees, and how this might affect the future of our woodlands and forests?

In this series, we want to find out more about experts hopes and fears for the future of our forests. Vastern Timber has worked with locally grown timber for generations, and we hope future generations can continue this tradition. But our woodlands face serious risks from climate change, pests and pathogens, under-management and under-investment. Will we care enough about the chronic problems facing our woodland to push politicians to do more to support future forests?

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

Watch the full series on our environment page. 

 

 

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