Our Projects

From helping to advance new approaches to forestry or raising awareness of the best techniques in use today, through to ways of increasing volumes of processed timber, Woodland Heritage's projects over the years have been many and varied.  Normally in partnership with, or for the benefit of, other like-minded bodies, such as in the case of Action Oak, this collaborative approach has been exemplified by our support for research into Acute Oak Decline since 2009. 

More recently Woodland Heritage acquired Whitney Sawmills, a business making a unique contribution to the timber supply chain.  Woodland Heritage is established as both a donor and a recipient of funds, taking on the role most appropriate to make projects work

 ACUTE OAK DECLINE

ACUTE OAK DECLINE

A disease that puts the majestic oak, our national tree, in jeopardy. As partners of Action Oak, it is vital that we develop further our knowledge of how to unlock the disease’s defences and tackle this threat.

 WHITNEY SAWMILLS

WHITNEY SAWMILLS

Whitney Sawmills is a leading sawmill based near Hereford, run by Woodland Heritage since August 2016. It supplies and sends all over the UK oak and other hardwoods and softwoods from the UK and Europe.

 FREE GROWTH OF OAK

FREE GROWTH OF OAK

Can we grow oak to 60 cm diameter in under 100 years in Britain?  An intriguing question that has been examined (and perhaps answered!) thanks to our support for a study by Forest Research.

 
 SELLING HARDWOOD TREES

SELLING HARDWOOD TREES

Active management of woodlands reaps many benefits for wildlife, access and recreation. Managed woodlands can also produce valuable timber. 

 WILD SERVICE TREE

WILD SERVICE TREE

A WH funded tour of some of the finest sites in Germany for wild service tree has boosted UK-forestry knowledge of this potential alternative hardwood species. 

 ELWY WORKING WOODS

ELWY WORKING WOODS

Elwy Working Woods is a new woodland planted over 25 years ago. The wood features mixed conifer and broadleaf high forest with fruit tree edges. 

 
 FUTURE TREES TRUST

FUTURE TREES TRUST

The Future Trees Trust (FTT) was set up to promote and improve the quality of home-grown hardwoods.

 CCFG

CCFG

Promoting the transformation of even-aged plantations to structurally, visually and biologically diverse ones.

 ISN

ISN

Irregular Silvicultural Network , supports silvicultural and economic research into irregular forest management.

 ACORN STORAGE

ACORN STORAGE

This project focuses on two approaches to extend shelf-life and enable seed traders to successfully store acorns.

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To continue to support these vital projects, we need your help!

You can join Woodland Heritage today as a Corporate or Individual Member and support a British charity devoted to creating a UK more self-sufficient in timber grown in healthy, well-managed woodlands which benefit people and wildlife. 

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Sustainability of supply is critical and Woodland Heritage is a vital part of making sustainability a reality."”

Dave Green
Managing Director, Sitting Firm Chairmakers Ltd

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