Partnering with Woodland Heritage to Support British Woodlands.
Quantifying the Carbon Used in our Projects & Double Matching with English Oak Trees.
We are delighted to partner with Woodland Heritage, the fantastic UK charity who support the creation and management of productive British woodlands increasing carbon sequestration, boosting local economies and funding research into woodland health and biodiversity.
Responsible design is very important to us, and we incorporate sustainable design solutions wherever possible. We are deeply committed to making a positive contribution to carbon capture and storage within the residential property sector, aligning with our clients’ desire for sustainable, energy-efficient homes.
Did you know...
- The UK is the second largest importer globally of forest products
- Less than half of British woods are sustainably managed
- The sound of a saw amongst trees means the wood is being actively managed, encouraging a healthy breadth of tree species and their optimum growth
- On average half of trees planted in tropical and sub-tropical forest restoration efforts do not survive more than five years (source the UK’s Centre of Ecology & Hydrology, November 2022)
Woodland Heritage focuses on nurturing the resources and expertise required to produce high-quality wood products sourced from healthy, sustainably-managed woods within the UK.
Woodland Heritage's Mission.
Woodland Heritage dedicates its efforts towards the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable management of our woodland ecosystems by:
- Tackling the threats to UK trees and the future supply of high quality timber
- Development of the timber supply chain
- Proactive management of resilient woodlands
- Safeguarding and furthering knowledge in the UK timber industry and promoting traditional artisan skills
Uniquely, the charity’s approach encompasses the entire journey from saplings to finished wood products.
Our HollandGreen Pledge to Support Woodland Heritage.
For each of our projects, we calculate the tons of carbon used in the build or renovation, and in parallel the resulting number of English Oak trees, which, over their lifetime, will offset this amount of carbon. We then double this amount and donate the equivalent funds to Woodland Heritage to support the full range of their planting and educational activities.
Woodland Heritage’s Initiatives 2023-2024.
- Sapling planting schemes including the creation of a pioneering woodland in the Southwest of England which includes research into new species to thrive in our changing climate
- Supporting scientific research on Acute Oak Decline through the Action Oak initiative alongside The Duchy of Cornwall, Woodland Trust, DEFRA, the National Trust and many other organisations
- Forester skills and educational support including their highly respected ‘Woodland to Workshop’ courses
- Research bursaries into woodland health and biodiversity
The History of Woodland Heritage.
Woodlands are capable of growing high quality timber whilst providing an environment that supports wildlife, but only if properly and continuously managed. The charity was founded by a group of traditional cabinet makers who wanted to improve the way in which trees were grown, maintained and harvested in the UK at the same time as supporting wildlife and fauna species. The charity has since grown to include a range of individuals and companies wishing to care for the UK woodland environment, as well as furniture retailers, timber merchants, tree growers and colleges.
Visit them to learn more. We look forward to sharing more of their initiatives into 2024.
James Wood – Woodland Heritage’s First Landholding.
Woodland Heritage acquired its first landholding in spring 2022, an 86-acre site called James Wood, at Stogumber in Somerset. The intention of the site is to become a demonstration one for productive woodland management. The woodland will provide fine timber as a primary crop. It will also provide education, carbon capture, flood resilience and an increase in biodiversity.
Find out more about James Wood here.