The major proportion of home grown and imported timber is consumed in the UK for the production of paper and building materials such as chip board and sawn timber. Increasingly wood from primary sources and as the bi-product of other processes, is used as a fuel for renewable energy plants. In addition both softwood and hardwood is used for a range of products from timber framed housing, fencing and gates to garden sheds, garden furniture and decking, animal housing and cabins.
Wood products fromverifiably sustainable and responsibly managed sources are appropriately certified.
Green wood and coppice products including wicker, hurdles, charcoal and walking sticks are typically produced by heritage craftsmen and are often associated with wildlife conservation projects.
The Openfields library holds materials related to the production, management and uses of timber.
A sample of Items held in the Timber products category
- Christmas Trees - an introduction
- 1714: Woodfuel
- Calculating Energy in Woodlands
- Drying of firewood
- Minimising Farming Effects on Archaeological Remains
- Managing ancient and native woodland in England
- Heat treatment of timber
- Case Study No. 12: Climate change series; Focus on green willow for renewable energy
- The State of the UK’s Forests, Woods and Trees: Perspectives from the sector
- Climate change: impacts and adaptation in England's woodlands
There are currently no subcategories in the Timber products section.
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The OpenFields Library is a free online library contains items of interest to practitioners and researchers in the agricultural and landbased industries.