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Forestry Commission timber supply
The Forestry Commission currently harvests and markets over 5 million m3 of round timber per year, currently over 60% of GB softwood production. The 'Timber'† pages contain up to date timber sales and market information including timber price indices and current timber prices, auction announcements and results, and Production forecast information for both the Forestry Commission and private forestry sector.

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Construction of timber frame using Douglas fir

South West†Region timber supply
Production and processing in forestry are worth £201m annually to the region's economy. Approximately 200000m3 of sustainable green timber is produced from local woods, for supply to local processing mills. This sustainability has come about by managing our forests to the UK Forestry Standard. Moreover, timber arising from Commission managed forests has the right to carry the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label. This label, often seen on DIY products, is a guarantee that harvesting and processing maintains the forest’s biodiversity, productivity and ecological processes.

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Log stacks at the quayside††

The FC timber and wood product research programme
The research funding available under this programme supports the processing end of the forest wood chain and is undertaken in close partnership with other funding bodies, the UK timber processing industries and research institutes.