Timber sales information

Timber stack in the woods with a forwarder placing logs in the distance

Buy sustainable Forestry England timber

We sustainably harvest about 1.2 million tonnes of wood every year from England’s public forests. The timber provides low-carbon materials for construction, packaging, paper production and energy.

The UK relies on imported wood for 80% of our needs and our timber production helps our resilience to changing international circumstances. It also supports rural employment with well paid jobs.

We encourage the development of healthy and competitive timber harvesting and wood processing industries in England. Our policy is to market our timber to give every customer an equal opportunity and to optimise our financial return as the income helps offset the costs of managing forests sustainably.

Timber sales events

Sales events 2024/25 - Links to specific catalogues will be inserted as they become available.

DatesCatalogueSuccessful bidders
2 MayMay 2024 catalogueMay 2024 purchaser report
4 JulyJuly 2024 catalogue 
5 September  
7 November  
9 January  
6 March  

 

 

David James Hardwood Auction
DatesCatalogueSuccessful bidders
28 November 2024  
30 November 2023  
24 November 2022Hardwood Auction 2022 catalogue  

 


 

Marketing plan

The Marketing Plan shows how we intend to allocate our total yearly volume production between the six Forestry England national online sales events and the annual Hardwood Auction organised by Newland Rennie Auctioneers.

The volumes we plan to market at each sale event are also split between the Direct Production of round timber products and Standing Sales.

Proposed volume (m3obs)
Sale dateDistrictStanding salesDirect production
2 May 2024Central
East
North
South
West
Yorkshire
16412
6500
28356
0
18850
13812
5222
7864
12886
2500
0
2700
4 July 2024Central
East
North
South
West
Yorkshire
32223
14170
28356
19470
27100
12746
6146
7807
12886
2590
1000
3600
5 September 2024Central
East
North
South
West
Yorkshire
26880
12500
28356
5300
28400
13150
2787
5932
12886
1860
1500
3600
7 November 2024Central
East
North
South
West
Yorkshire
4827
1250
28356
3050
4208
6676
4247
14758
12886
1500
1500
1800
9 January 2025Central
East
North
South
West
Yorkshire
9512
6000
28356
5970
10450
7200
700
8195
12886
2450
1000
2100
6 March 2025Central
East
North
South
West
Yorkshire
4000
0
28356
6445
20100
3200
0
6857
12886
1500
1000
3000

Hardwood Auction

28 November 2024

Central
East
North
South
West
Yorkshire
0
300
0
300
3850
0
800
500
0
1000
1140
0