Wood use on agenda for APPG meeting

24 February 2021

Timber grown in the UK is perfectly good to use in construction, while wood has a big part to play in renovating properties as well as building new homes, a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Forestry and Tree Planting heard.

The discussion (watch it here) focused on how the use of wood must increase significantly if the UK (and the wider world) is to meet its climate change targets - and produce more home-grown wood. Currently, the UK only produces about 20% of the wood it uses, with 80% imported.