The price of standing timber (trees not yet harvested) in UK surged by 28.2% from March 2017 to March 2018. Also, the price for softwood sawlogs ascended by 20.8% in the 6 months to March 2018. As reported by TTJ Online, Confor, which represents 1,500 forestry and wood-using businesses, said the price spikes reflected a booming wood processing industry and highlighted the need to increase tree planting significantly - to deliver more timber into markets and avoid reliance on imports. It also said there were real opportunities for farmers ...
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