Improving the home-grown timber supply chain

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I am sure that I am not the only person who has visited the TRADA head office in the heart of the Chilterns' beech woods and thought: "If only I had a similar view from my office window".

Those beautiful beech woods remind me of the common purpose shared by my organisation, Grown in Britain, and TRADA: to raise awareness of the many benefits of working with wood. But the two organisations work in different ways to achieve these ends. In the case of Grown in Britain, as the name suggests, our particular focus is on home-grown timber and therefore supporting the nations country's woodlands and forests and our rural economy.

Article from Timber 2016 Industry Yearbook

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