Forestry sawmill Fort William

Endless acquires £350m forestry business

Private equity firm Endless has bought BSW Timber and all its associated subsidiaries. BSW is the UK’s largest integrated forestry and sawmilling business with a turnover of over £350m and 1,200 employees. The business has five main operating divisions: tree nurseries, forestry management, tree harvesting, sawmilling, and energy. It operates seven sawmills across the UK […]

Britain's Forests

What is the future of Britain’s forests?

What will Britain’s forests look like in 100 years? Here is Countryfile’s expert guide to Britain’s forests, looking at the history of forestry in the UK, the environmental importance of trees and how much new woodland you can expect to see planted in the future. There is something most of us agree on: Britain needs […]

German Forest

Merkel promises €500m to revitalise German forests

Storms, drought, beetles and fires have destroyed equivalent of 250,000 football fields Angela Merkel’s government has promised more than half a billion euros to revitalise the country’s crisis-hit forests in the fight against climate change. A third of Germany’s landmass is covered in woodland, and forests play an important role in the country’s national folklore, […]

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