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Timber is the worlds most sustainable resource as a renewable building material.Trees can be planted, harvested, regenerated and given value to in Scotland.

Within the UK the felling of trees, apart from a few special exemptions, requires approval from the Forestry Commission. Tree felling therefore must comply with a code of practice for sustainable forest management. By choosing to use Scottish hardwoods, Falkirk Wood is utilising timber from a renewable resource. Thereby helping to sustain the broadleaf woodland, by encouraging its ongoing management for the benefit of the local natural environment and you.

The environmental benefit of felling trees may not be apparent to most, however the felling of trees from managed sustainable woodland does reap environmental benefits for now and the future. Management of woodlands mean protection of wooded areas and open spaces with natural ecosystems preserving the bio diversity of the land. It makes the woodland self sufficient by generating income, which is fed back into it, ensuring the forests future and making trees one of the best sustainable resources that we have. If the wood wasn't used it would end up needlessly in the now burgeoning land fill sites, instead of being used and given value as a sustainable resource. All of Falkirk Wood's hardwoods are from sustainable resources. Our suppliers have a policy of regenerating the renewable resources of the planet.

We believe in high quality joinery from high quality timbers. A high quality product will always outlast that of a less well made one giving you longer to enjoy and appreciate it. Moreover it will have used less of the valuable resources in its lifetime, compared to products that need to be replaced frequently.

For the environment, the best thing for us to do is make things that last.


There are many benefits to choosing Scottish Hardwoods

  • Intrinsic qualities - natural beauty and suitability for many for many different uses
  • Supporting sustainable woodland management - prevents neglect of Scottish woodlands by making them more economic to manage
  • Creating value in the local economy - adds value to a local natural resource which is retained in the local economy
  • Providing local employment - provides jobs in wood processing and wood working and supports jobs in forestry
  • Bio diversity - encourages interest in growing and managing native broad leaved woodlands which have a very high bio diversity value
  • Amenity – supports the management of woodlands that provide landscape amenity and wonderful places for walking and recreation 
  • Energy - reduces reliance on imports and associated energy costs 
  • Toxic substances - reduces reliance on alternative products that use a range of glues and plastics resulting in toxins in the environment

Dispelling the myth

Many people think that felling trees is an environmental disaster! When it comes to felling and using Scottish Hardwoods this is almost always untrue. Felling trees as part of planned woodland management is essential to a healthy woodland for the following reasons:

  • It makes space for young trees and so helps to regenerate and retain the vitality of the woodland
  • It creates a diverse woodland structure which provides many opportunities for wildlife
  • It generates income to sustain the future management of the woodland