England MP makes fact-finding visit ahead of inquiry on the sustainability of the UK Timber industry

By David Tooley
The Shropshire Star
October 11, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: International

LUDLOW, England — Ludlow MP Philip Dunne visited Hazlin, a growing local timber products manufacturer, which makes fire resistant doors. The visit comes as the Environmental Audit Committee, chaired by Mr Dunne, launched an inquiry in July into the sustainability of the UK Timber industry in the context of global deforestation. The Inquiry will “explore how best to scale up a sustainable and resilient domestic timber sector to reduce reliance on imports, whilst also achieving its wider nature recovery and biodiversity goals through woodland creation”. …”From independent tree nurseries, woodlands managed by Forestry England, the Woodland Trust and local farmers, to our timber mills and stockholding yards and local manufacturers like Hazlin; I am looking to understand the part each has to play in ensuring sustainable sourcing of timber through woodlands over future decades.

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