An innovative week-long programme of outdoor and indoor education about trees, forestry and wood — Wood Week — was developed and tested with one lucky primary school. Sylva Foundation’s Education Manager Jen Hurst teamed up with Forester Paul Williams, Carpenter Julian Angus and staff at Combe Church of England Primary School to provide children with a…
Explore our new education resource on the TIMBER! website. It offers teachers and educators inspiring resources about British trees, forests and timber. Many of the resources have been developed from the Sylva OneOak project, with new materials provided by environmental educators across Britain. It’s also a platform for anyone to upload their resources. www.sylva.org.uk/timber
We are excited to announce that the Sylva Foundation will be moving its offices to a new purpose-designed timber building at the Sylva Wood Centre.
As part of an Innovate UK-funded project, we are working with Grown in Britain, the Building Research Establishment (BRE), and others in the timber supply chain on a project looking at hardwood timber supplies in UK construction.
This week we took delivery of a brand new product sourced from British forests. The thermally-modified hardwood cladding will be used on the first building at the Sylva Wood Centre.
A summary report of a survey undertaken during 2012 of the domestic firewood supply chain has been published. 336 actors responded from 69 counties. Moving towards universal standards and improved clarity of terminology were seen as important but would require a nationwide strategy.