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Welcome to The Launceston Timber Co Ltd

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We take great pride in Sustainable timber and well managed forests.

The UK forestry standard (UKFS) is the reference standard for sustainable forest management in the UK. It outlines the context for forestry, set out the approach of UK governments to sustainable forest management, defines standards and requirements, and provides a basis for regulation and monitoring- including national and international reporting, guidelines on how to meet the UKFS requirements are ser out in the sub-sections covering biodiversity, climate change, historic environment, landscape, people, soil, and water.

The UKFS applies to England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, it applies to all woodland, irrespective of who owns or manages it. The standard ensures that international agreements and conventions on areas such as sustainable forest management, climate change, biodiversity and the protection or water resources are robustly applied here in the UK.

The Forestry commission in England, Scottish Forestry, Natural resources Wales and the Northern Ireland Forest Service are the main bodies responsible for Implementing the UKFS. These bodies will assess forestry proposals against the standard before giving approval and carry out checks to ensure it is being complied with. The precise arrangements for implementing and monitoring the standard will vary between the four countries.

Further reading and useful sources of information are available upon request directly on the forestry commissions website. The Launceston timber company Ltd. Is in full support of all the well managed forest in England Wales Scotland and northern Ireland and we will only purchase of fully accredited forests or suppliers.