NRW have become the latest organisation to join Woodknowledge Wales growing alliance. Our membership now consists of over 40 organisations from all sectors of the timber supply chain from housing clients at the demand end, down through the complete supply chain to land-use and forest management organisations.
NRW have a substantial influence on the Welsh softwood market. They are responsible for the management of 7% of Wales land area which includes 38% of the Welsh forest resource and over 100,000 hectares of conifer woodland. Each year NRW offers a maximum of 850,000 cubic meters over-bark standing timber available for sale. In addition, NRW is the main forestry regulator and therefore plays a major role in the development of Wales forest industries.
Membership will enable us to work more closely with NRW to deliver our shared objectives in the forest sector, particularly with respect to the development of high-value construction uses for Welsh timber and in helping Wales respond pro-actively to the Climate Emergency.
“I’m really pleased we’ve joined Woodknowledge Wales. We need their drive and creativity to help all of us to get the best out of Welsh woods and the Welsh timber industry to respond to the climate emergency and support environmental growth and our circular economy” said Dominic Driver, Head of Land Stewardship, Natural Resources Wales.