About Working Woodlands
Our aims and objectives
Working Woodlands aims to promote the sustainable use of woodlands and their products for the benefit of both wildlife and people
Our objectives are to:
- Promote the use of traditional woodland crafts and locally produced woodland products
- Provide support for new and existing sustainable wood based projects and businesses
- Provide innovative and enjoyable interpretive educational events relating to the sustainable use of woodlands
- Provide advice and support for community based initiatives that relate to woodlands and their use
- Develop, promote and deliver training and learning experiences that incorporate the use of traditional woodland crafts, heritage skills and the sustainable management of woodlands
Woodland crafts are beneficial to woodland management and through this to woodland wildlife
These crafts, from timber framing to basket making, are the reason woodlands were managed in Britain over the last 6,000 years. Few are now practiced on a commercial scale. However, there is great satisfaction in starting with a tree and finishing with a spoon, a bowl, a basket or a house!
Working Woodlands includes a great network of heritage craftspeople who can be booked to demonstrate their crafts at your event or gathering. Many also run training courses so if you are interested get in touch
Links to external websites
Throughout our site you will find links to external websites, including the sites of those Working Woodlands members who have requested a link. Although we do our best to make sure these sites are of the highest quality, we cannot accept responsibility for their content or accuracy. The inclusion of a link should not be understood to be an endorsement of that site or the site's owner (or their products/services).