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Timber and woodfuel benefits

Active management of your woodland can help to unlock new sources of revenue and provide sustainable fuel to heat your home. 

Managing productive woodlands in the right way can maximise your profit. You can make your woodlands work for you by creating a woodland management plan - this can save you time, money and ensure woodlands support your business needs.

Making woodlands work is simple and easy to do, and there is help and grants available. On-the-ground support and expert advice is available from your local Forestry Commission office.

Two thirds of our timber is currently imported. It part of the Forestry Commission's role to help reduce imports and boost British industry, ensuring the long-term sustainability of forestry. Grown in Britain is working to grow and develop supply chains and investment opportunities for British-grown timber and wood products - there’s never been a better time to bring your woodland into management.

Watch the video below to hear about the benefits of applying for a grant:



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Last updated: 19th April 2016

What's of interest

Funding opportunities are available via the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) to help make England’s agriculture and forestry sectors more competitive, improve the quality of life in rural areas and diversify rural economies.

The Countryside Stewardship scheme provides farmers, land managers and foresters access to funding to protect, improve and expand their woodland. As part of this, support is available year-round to create a woodland management plan.

Forestry businesses can also access funding to help them enhance the value of a woodland or improve a forestry product.

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