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Useful Links

This page contains both regional and national links that we hope will be of interest to the forestry sector.  It gives links for organisations that are concerned with different areas and activities within the sector, it also contains links to areas of the Forestry Commission website.

The categories can be accessed using the following links:-

Funding | On-Line Directories | Job Search | Local Coppice Groups and Woodland Initiatives | Certification | Woodfuel | Industry Related Organisations | Reference Topics


A list of woodland related machinery distributors and manufacturers has been created on the FC website to help funding applicants find alternative makes and suppliers of equipment. 

 On-Line Directories

Woodlots – the regional website for woodland products and services.  Set up your own classified advert on-line for free. 

Stoves Online  - is a website that returns relatively early in the search rankings and offers a free facility to add an advert for your firewood business.  The customers search on the first section of a postcode and distance to travel to discover all the firewood suppliers that are advertising in the area.  See the firewood suppliers page and click the Application Form link.

Coppice Products – Originally set up in conjunction with Hampshire County Council but now run nationally by The Small Woods Association. 

 Job Search

The Countryside Jobs Service – a national website with regional job pages. 

Forestry Commission vacancies - all external vacancies at the forestry Commission are advertised on this page.

Timber Trade Federation – Education, Training and Careers

Countryside Jobs Link – a site that gives advice on job hunting and has links to many organisation that use countryside skills. 

Horticulture Jobs – an arm of the publication Horticulture Week.  Can contain some forestry jobs but mainly arb etc.

 Local Coppice Groups and Woodland Initiatives

These groups comprise a variety of woodland skills.  Members of the groups are often involved in firewood production and firewood sales.

The Hampshire Coppice Craftsmen’s Group 
The Sussex & Surrey Coppice Group
A list of Woodland Initiatives across the country is held on the Small Woods Association's Woodland Initiatives Register.

If you would like your organisation to have a link on this page, please contact:


The following list contains certification bodies and organisations believed to run certification schemes in the region.

BMTRADA Certification 
Forestry Stewardship Council® (FSC®)
the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™) 
Soil Association Woodmark 
UPM Tilhill Forest Certification 
Wessex Woodland Management


Regional FC Woodfuel page

Eco-Link Ltd - Leading supplier and installer of biomass energy technology working across the UK

 Industry related Organisations

ConFor - Confederation of Forest Industries
Forestry Contracting Association 
Royal Forestry Society 
The Small Woods Association 
Timber Transport Forum  
Forestry Engineering Group (a specialist group of the Institute of Agricultural Engineers)     
UK Forest Products Association
Wood for Good have a comprehensive list of links for the timber and construction industry
BRE  Buildings Research Establishment  
Certification & Timber Grading 
Timber Trade Federation   
TRADA – a not for profit technical resource and advisory body. Includes and detailed information on anything to do with timber.  
Wood Technology Society
- Tree Work Health & Safety

 Reference Topics

FC Forestry Statistics: statistics for the industry covering several decades

Timber Transport Toolkit published by The Timber Transport Forum is the result of partnership working to share experiences of timber transport planning in order to evolve best practices and inform others.

Reports on New Equipment and Techniques are regularly produced by the Technical Development Branch of Forest Research. They are useful to improving the efficiency or effectiveness of woodland management, e.g. Small-scale systems for harvesting woodfuel products.  Some of these reports are available to be downloaded and others can be purchased. 

Location map of woodfuel chippers for hire in the region

Last updated: 23rd September 2016
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