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The National Forest launches new online marketplace for wood products and services

Friday, 11th July 2014

Wood-Mizer in use

The National Forest Company has launched a new online Marketplace to help promote timber products and services within and around The National Forest.

Members of the site can list timber products for sale or advertise services or equipment for hire, free of charge. Anyone can browse the site: members of the public can track down logs for their woodburning stoves, hobby woodworkers can find timber for their craft and foresters or other timber workers can sell their goods and services.

There is a small charge to become a member of the National Forest Wood Products & Services website, which currently has over 100 members. The aim of the website is to promote the buying and selling of timber and related goods and services in and around the 200 square miles of The National Forest.

Charles Robinson, Woodland Management Officer for the National Forest Company, said: “We’re offering this service in order to develop markets for the timber that is now coming out of the Forest. It has always been part of the vision behind creating The National Forest that it would contribute to the economy of the area.

“It is important to look after the trees as they grow, and managing the woodlands, whether for commercial or leisure use, or for the benefit of wildlife, produces thinnings and material that can be used for woodchip or firewood.  Where the trees are managed for commercial timber we want to make sure people know they can source great product from The National Forest.”

The National Forest Wood Products & Services Marketplace can be viewed at http://www.nationalforest.org/woodproductsandservices/index.php

For further information about the service contact Charles Robinson on 01283 551211 or email cerobinson@nationalforest,org