Why work in forestry?

There has never been a better time to work in forestry

Tackling Climate Change

  • The Government is aiming to increase tree planting to 30,000 hectares of new trees in the UK each year.
  • More trees and better managed woodlands are crucial in achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
  • Planting trees doesn’t just tackle climate change, it can reduce flooding and reduce air pollution in our towns and cities.
  • Biomass boilers run on wood chip are one of the sustainable ways that we will heat our homes and businesses after gas boilers are phased out.

Growing sustainable materials

  • Global demand for timber is set to triple by 2050.
  • A steel framed building will have increased the amount of carbon in the atmosphere in its production whereas a timber framed building will actually reduce it as the carbon will be taken out of the atmosphere and stored in the building.

Protecting Wildlife

  • 1 in 10 woodland wildlife species are at risk of extinction.
  • Ancient woodland supports more species than any other land based habitat.

Improving physical and mental health

  • Studies have shown that trees improve your mood, improve your self esteem and lower your blood pressure. They make you happier and healthier!