Northwoods, in partnership with ADAS, have secured Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) funding to run subsidised training for timber and forestry based businesses and woodland owners over the next few months.  We will be putting on a range of seminars and short courses and will keep you informed of these in due course. Funding for technical […]

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) have announced the launch of an affiliate trade association, the Wood Heat Assocation (WHA). The WHA was founded in interim form last year by wood heat companies seeking to establish a single trade body to represent the modern UK wood heating industry, from equipment manufacturers and installers to fuel producers […]

At an Industry Engagement Meeting, DECC revealed that they will open up the Biomass Suppliers List for applications today Wednesday 30th April. At the same time, they will publish all guidance documents accompanying the BSL applications process. They characterise it as a public beta-launch, meaning that it is not 100% perfect. DECC is therefore looking for any feedback or issues […]

This year’s Cumbria Woodland Forum will focus on Water Quality.  There has never been a more important time to understand and consider the role of forestry in providing and protecting water quality.  During the next Rural Development Programme, the Forestry Commission grants focus on water and biodiversity.  This is combined with increased risk posed by […]

GB Firewood Import Guide

March 28, 2014

The Forestry Commission have recently released the GB Firewood Import Guide.   The guide is targeted to woodfuel importers and traders and states the entry requirements for trees and timber, according to their species and country of origin. This guide helps to prevent the spread of plant diseases, therefore we highly recommend all importers and traders […]

The European project SIMWOOD- Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood has officially launched its website. Visitors to will be able to read the latest information about the project’s activities, and its work to mobilise untapped reserves of timber in Europe. The project has also launched its social media presence on Twitter and LinkedIn. SIMWOOD is a four-year […]