The virtuous circle of commercial forestry

These pictures are taken at one of our forestry holdings in the south west of England – an area whose warm and damp climate produces some of the best home-grown timber.

The top picture shows logs being collected at the roadside to be transported to the mill here in Bishop’s Castle. The bottom one shows part of the cleared forest.

Once felled, the forest will naturally regenerate from the huge seed bank left behind in a relatively short time and, with supplementary planting and careful management over many years, will once again produce useful timber to be felled and milled. In this, as in every other commercial forest, employment in some of our most rural areas will be sustained throughout the process of management, felling and transportation. If that isn’t a virtuous, sustainable circle we don’t know what would be!

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