Britain’s first ever forest festival – why timber needs to be celebrated

Published Thursday 30th November 2017

In mid-2018, the UK will be celebrating its first ever forest festival, Timber, which will celebrate the English Midland’s National Forest and create an international movement to champion forests.

Running from the 6-8 July 2018, Timber will be held on a woodland site in the National Forest and will feature discussions about the importance of timber sustainability, as well as sound and art installations and live music.

Timber is one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly construction materials in operation today thanks to its ability to absorb carbon dioxide, its adaptability as a product and its recyclable qualities.

However, for this sustainable development to continue it’s important to ensure it is sourced from well-managed, credibly certified forests so that the risk of deforestation is eliminated. Illegal timber poses a real threat to the timber industry.

Use of sustainable timber in construction projects is becoming a norm due to the importance of protecting and celebrating our forests; most of the exciting and innovative buildings you see in development today make use of sustainable timber. Just this year, we supplied sustainable timber to Dunfermeline Library and Galleries which went on to win the most coveted architectural prize in the UK.

We’ve written at length about the benefits of using timber and its fantastic renewable properties, however these only matter when we’re using timber sustainably. At International Timber, we really care about the sustainable harvesting, processing and management of timber, as you can see from our sustainability policy here.

This forest festival is a great step to educate and give a greater understanding about the importance of sustainable harvesting. Are you going to get tickets?

 

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