Uncovering Britain’s Hardwood Dilemma

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What is the Future of our Woodland.? I was travelling home on the train to Edinburgh from King’s Cross when it suddenly dawned on me: there were hardly any trees. I grew up hearing of tales, that a squirrel in Old England could travel from one end of the country to the other without touching […]

How To Begin A Sustainable Wood Supply For Furniture Making (Chapter 1)

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A bit like a wine-lover and his cellar, I have been longing to lay down my own stock of timber; and this year I have taken my first tentative steps. At home in Scotland, we have been tidying up our forestry; thinning out a jungle of unmanaged woodlands; felling the oldest and most distorted trees […]