Timber in Great Britain is mostly produced from Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). Biotic threats have led tree growers to consider the planting of a wider range of species to offer a more resilient forest. There is little information on how this will impact on domestic timber production, and the future supply of graded structural timber. Samples from some of the candidate species were tested according to standard procedures and assessed against current timber grades. Results showed that it is possible to produce timber suitable for use in construction from these species.
Gil-Moreno, D., Ridley-Ellis, D., & McLean, P. (2016, April). The timber resource in G. B.-more species for new challenges. Paper presented at Young Researchers’ Forum III: Innovation in Construction Materials