The forest is the environment. Careful
planning considers the open spaces, soils, rocks, water as well as
the aesthetics, tree species and access.
Trees are grown from seed for woodland creation or
Seedling trees are planted by hand or machine.
Forests are managed to optimise timber production over a period
of up to 40 years.
State of the art machinery is used for harvesting our forests
Raw materials and processed timber are transported by road, rail
& water to minimise the impact on the environment.
Wood from forests is processed in high-tech facilities to
produce sustainable construction and timber products
Low grade timber is used to produce a range of sheet materials
such as MDF and chipboard.
Pulped wood is mixed with water and additives to produce
Waste wood and low-grade timber as a form of biomass is used to
produce heat and electricity.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems are helping to reduce
harmful carbon emissions.
Using locally-grown timber as a fuel is a low-carbon source of
heat for businesses, communities & domestic use.
The use of timber frame and cladding lends itself to the
off-site construction of durable, energy efficient and cost
High-end furniture and niche products are made from Scottish
Scotland's beautiful forests not only look spectacular, they
provide an environment for mountain biking and other outdoor
This naturally low-carbon sector plays an important role in the
Energy and Tourism sectors that
capitalise on the inherent sustainability strengths of
We are a Scottish Enterprise & industry supported initiative,
which aims to grow and promote the sector.
The aim of the Lifecycle Database project is to create a free online information hub containing all of the environmental and design data necessary to specify timber as a first choice material.