Environmental Policy

Whitney Sawmills is a supplier of UK timber and its key policy is the continuation of the UK’s traditions of sustainable timber supplies and woodland management. Whitney Sawmills is committed to replanting trees as they are felled. In addition, Will Bullough has himself planted a sixty-acre wood of mixed native hardwood at the Whitney site.The ecology of our woodlands has, over thousands of years, adapted to man’s harvesting cycle. Many of the key woodland species of plants and trees cannot germinate or survive without the extra sunlight that penetrates to ground level when a tree is felled, and numerous species of woodland animal rely on the presence of these plants. Of increasing importance, atmospheric carbon dioxide is absorbed by the growing tree and sequestered in the wood it creates. When the tree is felled, the carbon remains locked in that timber, often for hundreds of years – providing a vital service to combat the build-up of greenhouse gases.

The deep soils of Herefordshire have long been recognised as providing exceptional conditions for growing quality hardwoods and British oak trees. Our UK timber is largely sourced from the extensive local woodlands belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall.

We are able to source European Oak which we can supply at very affordable costs throughout Hereford, Worcester & Shrewsbury.

  • Walking through our woods, mostly planted by Will Bullough 25 years ago
Walking through our woods, mostly planted by Will Bullough 25 years ago - Timber merchants Whitney Sawmills
Walking through our woods, mostly planted by Will Bullough 25 years agoKeeping track of bird population in our own woods - Timber merchants Whitney Sawmills
Keeping track of the bird population in our own woods

 

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