Forests need replanting, says pallet group

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The Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) has called on the government to act on inadequate levels of UK forest replanting, following publication of a Forestry Commission report which warned that just half of the coniferous woodland harvested in 2006 had been restocked with productive conifer species.

President John Dye said: “The home-grown timber industry has been a great success story of recent years, providing the majority of raw materials for industries such as pallets and packaging.

“TIMCON is liaising with the Timber Trades Federation and Confor to lobby the government to support British forestry, its related business and the environment by ensuring that a programme of full replacement is in place for harvested trees.”

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