Grown in Britain Week
This week (Oct 14th – 20th 2013) is Grown In Britain week,
a movement organised by the Grown in Britain Initiative.
Grown in Britain is an initiative with input from the UK government, officials
from DEFRA and the Forestry Commission to help highlight and grow the use timber
from UK forests in order to help boost the UK market, raise awareness of
sustainable forestry in the UK and bring together businesses at all points of
the supply chain.
Why Grown in Britain is Important
Timber is one of the commodities that made Britain great. Our shipbuilding
industry, producing ships of oak and pine, helped to expand our empire and trade
with other countries.
With foreign trade though came foreign timbers from places like Scandinavia,
whose sparser population allowed more land for dedicated tree growing. With the
industrial revolution, Britain's dependence on wood waned, with once densely
packed forest land more profitable for farming.
Projects around the UK, focussing on the sustainability of UK timber are
fuelling a comeback in demand for our home-grown wood. Part of Grown in
Britain's role is to raise awareness of the growing momentum behind UK timber's
rise in popularity again.
How iWood is helping
As well as sharing Grown in Britain's message where we can through social media
channels, iWood are proud to present British-Grown beams in Douglas Fir, Larch
and Spruce that you can instantly quote for online and buy:
For a list of events happening around the country for Grown in Britain Week, see
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