Buy sustainably grown British timber from Forestry England
Trees are a natural and renewable source of raw material for many British industries and economies.
A cycle of continual regeneration over a long time is the lifeblood of any forest and woodland ecosystem. Maintaining this cycle without loss is the basis of sustainable forest management. In British forests, harvesting timber is an essential part of the cycle as it makes space for regrowth and develops robust, healthy and diverse forest areas.
We grow and harvest the timber in ways that support the big natural processes like oxygen, water and carbon cycles, but we also take the care to sustain a huge range of habitats for wildlife, to welcome people into the forests and to support local and national economies. Selling our trees into the British timber market under the ‘Grown In Britain’ licencing scheme helps pay for the environmental benefits, facilities and the public use of our forests.
Buy Forestry England timber with eSales
Forestry England’s forests are world leaders, meeting both the international standards of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and the UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS) approved by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). These audited certificates comprehensively endorse our successful and sustainable management of the nation’s own forests.
To start buying our sustainable timber, follow the link below to access timber eSales.
New eTimber Sales
Forestry England will shortly be introducing a new sales platform “eTimber Sales” for marketing and sale of our timber contracts.
We intend to go live with our new system by the end of May 2023.
The July 2023 national tender will be the first major sale run on this platform, although we will run some smaller local sales and LTC negotiations in the new system to ensure all functionality is in place.
More information is available in our March 2023 Customer Update.
Forestry England new timber contracts
From January 2020 Forestry England are using two new timber sales contracts. One is for the sale of standing trees and other products that are to be harvested by the purchaser, the other is for the sale of forest products that Forestry England harvests and sells directly from the forest. This does not affect any existing contracts sold before 9 January 2020.
The new contracts incorporate various documents and information which describe certain procedures that govern how the contracts and the work involved are to be conducted. The terms and conditions for both new contract types and the incorporated documents and information are detailed below.