We are currently in the process of finalising the outcomes of research exploring how housing associations might intervene in the forestry and timber supply chain to stimulate afforestation and the home-grown supply of construction timber.

This research, part funded by Natural Resources Wales, Woodknowledge Wales and a group of Welsh housing organisations, identified a real appetite for woodland creation among housing organisations who are looking to achieve a host of benefits including offsetting, skills development,  well-being impacts as well as acquiring construction timber for our future housing needs.

The research has already had significant impact with a number of Welsh housing associations and a Welsh local authority now working with us to explore woodland creation opportunities.

If you are interested in this research and the benefits of woodland creation please contact james.moxey@woodknowledgewales.co.uk.

Delegates at one of the Welsh Timber Research project events discussion use of local timber in building projects.