Here at Forest Oak, sustainability is very important to us and we make sure that ALL the wood sourced by our supplier is PEFC or FSC certified. This ensures all the oak that we use is from Forests that are managed well by planting new trees to replace the ones that are taken.
Timber is one of the most eco – friendly building materials you can use in your home; this makes it important to us a society make use of as emissions from construction account for 30% of all societies carbon emissions in Britain today.
The timber industry can also be an asset to the environment and if managed correctly, can result in increased biodiversity and carbon sequestration.
Deforestation has a massive impact on the ecosystems of the world and is the main cause of soil erosion and habitat destruction. Aside from the damage to biodiversity, it also has huge implications for local communities that live in areas subject to deforestation; for these communities deforestation results in a loss of quality of life and a decrease in food and water security.
This is why it is so important to us that we operate in a sustainable way, to minimize the effect of our industry and protect forests for future generations.
This ensures the security and longevity of the trade; while allowing us to offer our customers peace of mind with every piece of oak they buy from us.
Here at Forest Oak, we are happy to announce our new partnership with The Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Being a corporate sponsor for such an esteemed and well-known charity is something that we are excited to be part of. It is just another way we can support our local wildlife and uphold our values around sustainability. We are looking forward to supporting them in their projects! Keep your eye on our news page for any news about the latest projects we are contributing too!