opportunities for uk hardwood

UK could double its hardwood timber production and reduce reliance on imports

The UK currently consumes more than 0.5M cubic metres of hardwood timber every year but less than 10% of this is grown in the UK. Yet sustainable home-grown timber production could be doubled by 2050, reducing timber imports by 50 million cubic metres. This would underpin investment in innovation both in the utilisation of or our woodlands and their management.