Timber transportation special feature – JD Engineering: Seeing the wood and the trees

In 2013, the UK forestry industry produced just over 11 million m3 of round wood, (about 12 million tonnes) provided employment for around 175,000 people and generated about £7 billion for the UK economy.

UK forestry industry producedIn 2013, the UK forestry industry produced just over 11 million m3 of round wood, (about 12 million tonnes) provided employment for around 175,000 people and generated about £7 billion for the UK economy. Forestry then is not a small industry. There is another factor to consider however. Because of the relatively low density of high volume waterways in the UK, when compared with Sweden, Finland, Brazil, Canada and other large timber producers, virtually none of our timber can be ‘floated’ to a processing plant. This means that almost all of our timber production, 12 million tonnes a year, is shipped by road. …Read More

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