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      WHERE HAVE ALL THE WOODSMEN GONE? : And Could Sustainable Timber Use in the UK Really Be Sustainable?

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          INTRODUCTION

          We import the vast majority of our construction timber from abroad, some of it from illegally logged sources. Incredibly with our rural economy still in decline we now import even thatching spars from Poland. Meanwhile, many privately owned British woods are used only for tax avoidance, recreation, or firewood and are not producing quality timber. What is the way forward for United Kingdom forestry at a time when even our national forests are vulnerable.

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          jgrb
          Journal of Green Building
          College Publishing
          1552-6100
          1943-4618
          1943-4618
          Winter 2011
          : 6
          : 1
          : 8-13
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          1Wholewoods, www.wholewoods.co.uk, adrian@ 123456wholewoods.co.uk . Through the provision of practical courses and services Wholewoods exists to enrich sensitive and sustainable relationships between the modern world and the timeless cycles of woodland life.

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          jgb.6.1.8
          10.3992/jgb.6.1.8
          ©2011 by College Publishing. All rights reserved.

          Volumes 1-7 of JOGB are open access and do not require permission for use, though proper citation should be given. To view the licenses, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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          Pages: 6
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