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Welsh Forest Industry

The Welsh Forest Sector

Welcome to the Welsh Forest Sector section. Here you can discover how we manage the Welsh Government’s woodland estate to provide a sustainable supply of timber and learn more about how these woodlands contribute to the emerging green economy.  Find out how we work with contractors, tender for work and register to buy timber via our online system. The Welsh Forest Sector is worth £340m to the economy and it employs over 16,000 people in hundreds of small to medium rural businesses.  Read on for more about the opportunities for enterprise & job creation in the Welsh woodlands and forests.  Learn how wood provides a sustainable material for construction & products as an environmentally friendly alternative to products that use fossil fuel like steel, glass, concrete and plastic. 

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All our timber is certified by the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) or the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) which provides an assurance that it comes from well managed forests.