From woodland creation to wood creations: it’s Grown in Britain Week

The fourth annual Grown in Britain Week begins today, 9th October, running to 15th October.

From the creation of new woodlands to the creation and promotion of carbon-storing wood products, Grown in Britain Week connects people and markets to Britain’s forests and woodlands. Visit the Grown in Britain Week diary at www.growninbritain.org.

This year’s Grown in Britain Week calendar includes a conference on gaining value from woodland resources, jointly organised between Grown in Britain, the Country Land & Business Association and the Forestry Commission. Working British timber through the supply chain, Grown in Britain is partnering suppliers and the joinery sector’s British Woodworking Federation to look at British wood in window production. Grown in Britain licence holders are also holding special events and running promotions, from launching an environmental product declaration for British softwood to hosting local joiners or running special offers for the public.

For the first time this year, Grown in Britain has produced special packs for different groups of supporters and industry partners, a range of downloadable promotional materials, and will be starting its own series of electronic ‘postcards’. Last but not least, Grown in Britain welcomes participation in its first ever Thunderclap online, for which supporters can sign up here: http://thndr.me/jAp9pd

“Supporting Grown in Britain Week helps to spread the message that Britain’s forests and woodlands have a lot to offer. Grown in Britain licence-holders return social, environmental and economic value to local communities nationwide, giving Britain’s forests a sustainable future,” says Grown in Britain CEO Dougal Driver.