Vastern Timber Press Releases

Sylva Wood School students told ‘climate change could beat us, but the opportunity is huge’

Sylva Wood School students told ‘climate change could beat us, but the opportunity is huge’

“There is a chance that climate change is going to beat us.” said Tom Barnes, MD of Vastern Timber, speaking at the Sylva Wood School in Oxfordshire. Tom was asked…
Wood for the Trees film shows rewilding at Knepp

Wood for the Trees film shows rewilding at Knepp

Vastern Timber managing director Tom Barnes and nature film-maker Charly Le Marchant are exploring what the future might hold for British forests in their series ‘Wood for the Trees.’ Tens of thousands…
British grown alternatives to costly Canadian Cedar

British grown alternatives to costly Canadian Cedar

Construction companies and builders are struggling to get hold of timber stock at the moment, with Canadian Cedar in short supply. At Vastern Timber, we believe in a more sustainable…
Discussing resilient supply chains & biomaterials on the WoodBUILD podcast

Discussing resilient supply chains & biomaterials on the WoodBUILD podcast

In a new podcast, Tom Barnes, MD of Vastern Timber says “The interest is growing in materials that have a negligible carbon impact, and that puts wood front and center…
Calling for a National Timber Strategy at the Parliamentary Group on Tree Planting

Calling for a National Timber Strategy at the Parliamentary Group on Tree Planting

This spring Vastern Timber MD Tom Barnes spoke to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry and Tree Planting, about the need for a national timber strategy. I was asked…
Sustainable Forestry: The Need for Nurture

Sustainable Forestry: The Need for Nurture

The England Tree Strategy has just been published, the Sixth Global Carbon Budget was recently announced, and the UK government is putting proposals together for COP 26. Trees play a…
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