ICF North Scotland: Hardwood Utilisation & AGMBook now
Few hardwood stands in North Scotland have been managed for timber since the 1950s. Recent increases in demand for estate wood fuel and interest in local/community woodland management have raised the profile of hardwoods.
The day aims to examine the available markets and how we can ensure Scottish hardwood stays in Scotland, supporting local businesses and communities while still being economically viable.
We will look at the more traditional markets where the objective is to produce quality timber but also how utilising the firewood demand and local niche markets throughout the rotation could increase the overall economic return.
In the morning session, we will hear from a representative from the Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers (ASHS). You will have the opportunity to visit Logie Estate where Mark Councill, Partner at Logie Timber, will explain the journey the mill has taken to get to where they are today. Also, you will hear from Aaron Sterritt, a local furniture maker who also runs woodworking courses using tradition methods. After lunch, you will visit key local private woodlands where hardwoods are being tended for timber.