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Though the main production is softwood, a considerable volume of hardwood is also produced.  The annual production of hardwood is in the order of 7 to 10,000m³ (all product types).  As a consequence of the continuity of harvesting activities taking place on several estates under the management of Canopy Members at any one time, many of the demanded hardwood products are available to end users.  
A high proportion of the forest estates from which timber is sourced maintain Forest Certification, meeting the requirements of the UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS). Consequently, if significant, a purchaser can specify Forestry Stewardship Council certified material, purchasing direct from the grower to maintain chain of custody.  
Due to the scale of operation, purchasers need to be prepared to buy material by the lorry load, either 8-wheelers (approx. 18m3) or articulated lorries (approx. 28m3). Timber may be purchased at roadside or delivery of material can be arranged if required.  
Typical hardwood species available:  
  • Oak of varying quality. With oak preferring the heavier ground, supply can be sporadic and dependant on ground conditions at the time;
  • Ash suitable for hurley stick blanks, yurt manufacture and larger dimensions for sawing;
  • Beech, with some clean, white butts grown on the chalk;
  • Sycamore logs, generally plain, occasionally rippled. Higher quality butts felled in the heart of the winter;
  • Sweet chestnut, Lime, Cherry, Elm and other specialist species, only occasional.
Typical hardwood products available:  
  • Generally the higher value hardwood products are cut to order with seasonal felling being required for the white wood;
  •  Sawlogs of variable lengths and quality.
To determine current availability and prices, contact the timber marketing co-ordinator: Mark Gurowich m.gurowich@canopylanduse.co.uk  
T: 01963 33455    info@canopylanduse.co.uk
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