Grown in Britain is creating new sustainably-managed woodland to increase the supply of British timber destined for use by local people and businesses. Whether it’s to heat our homes, in the construction of new buildings, or for retailers to create wood products that shape our everyday lives. The opportunities and the benefits of Grown in Britain are endless not just for the environment, but for people, wildlife, and our local economies.
Creating a sustainable timber culture and increasing the use of wood products is at the heart of Grown in Britain.
of timber is imported. Reducing our reliance on imports and growing the domestic industry is one of our core aims
is the amount the forestry sector contributes to GDP - but the sector offers so much more economic potential.
are employed in the forestry and primary wood processing sectors in the UK. By increasing demand for home-grown timber we can create more jobs and boost local economies.
is the value to society of recreational visits to forests and woodlands each year.
of Britain's land area is wooded - well below the european average of 37%. We are readjusting the balance.
of Britain's woods are properly managed. Redressing this would bring more wonderful products to market and benefit people, wildlife and the environment.
Grown in Britain is creating a sustainable timber culture.Read more
Grown in Britain is bringing together people and businesses in a way no government or individual company can. In doing so, we're transforming the forestry sector, growing our woodlands and forests, and bringing about sustainable change that benefits wildlife, the public and the economy. Together with our partners we are making a difference.Read more
The Grown in Britain Licensing Scheme gives woodland owners, suppliers, retailers, the construction industry and consumers assurance their timber, or timber products, comes from Britain. Getting licensed is simple, quick, and anyone in the supply chain can apply.Read more