Local. Sustainable. 100% Scottish Timber.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.”
We have a responsibility to the environment, and to our future selves, to leave a lasting and positive impact.
We are all aware that planting trees is the medicine our world so desperately needs, but getting trees in the ground is no longer enough.
We need to start using and managing this incredible resource by locking its trapped carbon away for many years after it has been cut down, and using it as cladding, flooring, furniture or art. This way we can keep it from being burnt, preventing carbon from escaping back into the atmosphere.
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The Plant Pot
Scottish hardwood is some of the most characterful in the World and yet we are doing very little in comparison to softwood to plant and manage it. We want Scottish timber to be a powerhouse on the World stage again and it must start with us as a sawmill paying good money for it and promoting it’s uses.
It is a longer and more skilful process to grow and manage hardwood to a quality that makes them desirable for the building or furniture trade, but the UK currently imports over 95% of all its hardwood making it an incredible market for growth and an area with massive potential, it just needs to headlight turned back onto it again.
Plant trees for a use and an end goal to double or more it’s ability to help our World heal. An oak tree has an estimates growth rotation of around 100 years but if that tree is then taken and turned into furniture or a boat, flooring, a house frame it’s stored carbon can be locked away for many many more years to come making every tree planted for a reason much more valuable then trees planted with no end goal.
The benefits also go beyond the environment as managing hardwood is a skill and one that requires paid labour, the felling of hardwood also creates and supports skilled jobs and that’s before it’s even got to the mill and the endless possibilities of the timbers uses and the jobs and livelihoods it can and does support.