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British Timber

Calling for a National Timber Strategy at the Parliamentary Group on Tree Planting

I’ve been asked to speak to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry and Tree Planting today. This is what I’m planning to say: Last time I presented to you I talked about the benefits of using home-grown timber and… Continue Reading →

Filming part 7 of Wood For The Trees

In December we filmed part 7 of ‘Wood For the Trees,’ this time looking at Agroforestry. Between lockdowns, on a very cold day, I visited a small farm in Frome, Somerset, to find out more about tree-planting on farms.  The… Continue Reading →

Season’s Greetings, and Happy New Saw!

I’d like to send hearty Season’s Greetings to all after this very unusual year. It’s not been easy for anyone, but despite the difficulties, our customers have clearly been busy this year and we have been flat out to keep… Continue Reading →

See the wood for the trees: England’s woodland is in decline, and we must act now.

This year, while looking into the future of the UK’s forests, I’ve seen how climate change, pests and pathogens, and lack of investment has already had a huge impact on British woodlands. Currently over 40% of our woodland is unmanaged,… Continue Reading →

Small Woodlands Q&A, Edited transcript

Editor’s note: On 22 November, Tom spoke with Doug King-Smith about the challenges facing small woodland owners. This is an edited transcript of the first part of that conversation. Watch it in full on youtube: https://youtu.be/hMQXf8-fkuc   Tom: Watching the… Continue Reading →

Recreating a Wood Culture: Wood For the Trees part 5

The extent to which we will improve our woodlands, and create new areas of planting in the future will largely depend on society’s view of woodlands. In part 5 of Wood For The Trees, I talked with Gabriel Hemery, forest… Continue Reading →

Wood For The Trees 3: On Resilient Woodlands

I’m making a series of videos, exploring hopes and fears for the future of our forests. In the second film I talked with Dougal Driver, of Grown in Britain, about why we manage woodlands. This February, we filmed at the beautiful Dartington… Continue Reading →

Reflecting on ‘Wood for the trees’ film 2

Filmed on 11 Jan 2020 So, that’s another day’s filming done in our series about the future of British forests, and today we’ve been talking about woodland management, what it is and why it’s important. I’ve been lucky enough today… Continue Reading →

Wood for the trees: films exploring the future of our forests

In 2020 I’m working with a team of activist filmmakers to record a series of conversations with experts about the future of our forests. I have worked with wood all my life, as have the past three generations of my family,… Continue Reading →

2019 Highlights and plans for 2020

It’s been a very busy couple of years, and I’m about to head off to the Vastern Timber Christmas party as we close for the festive break. But before I do I’ll share a few highlights from 2019. What a year! We… Continue Reading →

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