Timber Farming

Timber Farming in the UK

The producers of timber in the UK are reaping the rewards of the government’s investments from the ‘60’s and early ‘70’s.

Tax breaks and other incentives were offered to struggling smaller farmers throughout the country who were finding it difficult to make traditional agriculture pay its way.

Tree planting numbers peaked in the late ‘60’s, at over 60 million trees per year, almost all of which were softwood conifers for future harvesting.

That future is around now, and the UK timber industry currently employs tens of thousands of people, and has an annual value of Continue reading “Timber Farming”