Woodland Heritage was founded 25 years ago in 1993 by Peter Goodwin and Lewis Scott, both passionate about trees and moved by how little tree coverage Great Britain had, which was approximately half the average of our European neighbours, standing at 27%. They decided to come together with other furniture makers and users of beautiful hard woods to take the lead and create a vehicle through which all users of wood could ‘put something back’ and provide for future generations.
Since then, Woodland Heritage’s membership has grown to include many hundreds of individuals and companies with a love of trees, wood and rural crafts. Over the last quarter-century they have quietly got things done. Woodland Heritage have always sought to work in partnership with other organisations, to avoid duplication, and to add value in any way they can.
The image on the right is one of the oak trees grown in a forest, and you can see how tall it has grown and straight – this is through forest management. The timber will be strong and reliable, as well as sustainably sourced.