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.
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!