UK must produce more wood as timber demand soars

29 June 2021

The UK has to take responsibility for growing more of the wood it consumes, and not rely on importing most of its timber from countries that might have lower forestry standards.

That was the conclusion of Confor Chief Executive Stuart Goodall at the latest meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry and Tree Planting.  

The meeting was discussing the question Do the new tree planting statistics tell us the UK's 30,000-hectare target won't be met?