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:-
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.
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.
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.
These groups comprise a variety of woodland skills. Members of the groups are often involved in firewood production and firewood sales.
If you would like your organisation to have a link on this page, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following list contains certification bodies and organisations believed to run certification schemes in the region.
Forestry Stewardship Council® (FSC®)
the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™)
Soil Association Woodmark
UPM Tilhill Forest Certification
Wessex Woodland Management
Eco-Link Ltd - Leading supplier and installer of biomass energy technology working across the UK
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
HSE - Tree Work Health & Safety
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