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Grown in Britain on Exmoor

Grown in Britain is a National movement to sustainably-manage woodlands and to increase the supply of British timber destined for use by local people and businesses. Whether it’s to heat our homes, in the construction of new buildings, or for retailers to create wood products that shape our everyday lives. The opportunities and the benefits of Grown in Britain are endless not just for the wider environment, but for people, wildlife, and our local economies.  

Grown in Britain has had an immediate resonance with woodland owners, processors and suppliers on Exmoor since it was launched. The development of a local scheme to reinforce the benefits of a stronger woodland enterprise culture seemed a natural progression and having developed a group scheme we are delighted to have now been awarded the first group licence in the UK.

So far we have signed up forest and woodland owners into the developing group scheme who between them manage 2500 ha of woodland which is more than 25% of all woodland in the National Park. There is also strong interest from the many woodfuel and timber enterprises on and around Exmoor who see clear benefits in emphasising the provenance and quality of their products.  This is a fantastic way of supporting local woodland owners and managers and encouraging more woods into active management.  Key benefits of joining the group scheme is the auditing costs are shared between members, and Forest members also see a 50% saving in joining fees.

Read a longer story about the development of Grown in Britain on Exmoor here – previously published in the Small Woods Magazine.

To find out more about Grown in Britain visit their website http://www.growninbritain.org/

Want to get involved or join our under our group licence ?

then get in touch Wood.links@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk