From Trees

Beyond Camping

There’s camping and then there’s glamping and then there are experiences that go beyond definition. We’ve taken a look at some extraordinary places to stay all over the world that are certainly worth including on anyone’s bucket list. Longitude 131° – Australia Featuring breath-taking views of Ayers Rock, this sumptuous resort is the ultimate outdoor…

The Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust is a charity close to our collective hearts here at Certainly Wood. We spoke to one of the organisation’s principal advisors, Mike Townsend, based nearby in Herefordshire, to find out more about the work and aims of the charity.   CW: Tell us more about The Woodland Trust and how it all…

If You Go Down to The Woods in April, May & June

  Spring is officially upon us, although the British weather is still fluctuating between gorgeous and ‘good golly’. Moving forward, we’ve decided to look at what’s going on in our woodlands on a quarterly basis, so this week we’re covering off April, May and June. The arrival of April means that tree planting will soon…

If You Go Down to The Woods in Late February & Early March

Is there a hint of spring in the air? We’re getting the sense the sap is starting to rise here at Certainly Wood. This week, we’re taking a peek at what’s going on in the way of woodland management in late February and early March, as well as looking at what Mother Nature is up…

If You Go Down to The Woods in January

There’s always something that needs doing when it comes to Certainly Wood’s world of woodland management. This week we take a look at the tasks in hand, as well as what’s going on in the woods this month from a wildlife perspective. This is a busy time of year when it comes to creating new…

What’s with Wassailing?

If the January blues have started to set in now that the Christmas and New Year’s festivities are over and done with, then a quick wassail might be just what you need to perk you up. So, grab a bowl full of mead, a group of friends and head for your nearest orchard on Twelfth…

Why You Should Hug Your Christmas Tree

If you’ve not got your Christmas tree up, decorated and a photo of your masterpiece posted on Facebook, what have you been doing? There’s still plenty of time until the big day and, If you’re like us traditionalists here at Certainly Wood, nothing but the real thing will do – artificial trees just don’t create…

Mistletoe & Christmas

Mistletoe is one of the enduring icons of Christmas, even without the help of Cliff Richard and his 2003 hit “Mistletoe & Wine”. But did you know it is also the county ‘flower’ of Herefordshire because it is so rife in the region thanks to the abundance of old apple trees the plant favors and…

Britain’s Trees Under Threat

We were honoured to have our very own Nic Snell invited to appear on ITV News last week as one of the spokesmen for Woodsure’s Buy British wood campaign. The aim is to stop diseased wood being imported from Europe and increasing the risk of many of the UK’s native species being wiped out. Britain’s…

Into The Woods – The Family Who Love Logs

John Weaver & Sons is a timber haulage company that has grown up alongside Certainly Wood. We caught up with one of the aforementioned sons, Alan Weaver, to find out a little bit more about the business and how it’s developed. Where is John Weaver & Sons based? We’re in a small Herefordshire village called…

Woodland management

Thinning Out A Bit In our latest update about the life of a properly managed woodland, we take a look at how Certainly Wood carefully selects just the right trees to create its top notch brand of kiln dried logs. Certainly Wood’s Will Jackson takes up the story: Having nurtured the new trees from the…

Grown In Britain

You may have spotted the Grown In Britain logo on our website – it’s something we’re extremely proud to belong to. So we wanted to tell you a little more about it and why it’s important to us here at Certainly Wood.   Back in 2011, the Government invited an independent panel chaired by the…

Woodland management

We’re often asked how we go about cutting down the trees we use for our logs at Certainly Wood. Some people have seen the devastating images of mass felling on other continents and imagine a similar approach here in the UK. In fact, the opposite is true – Certainly Wood chooses each of its trees…

The Life & Times Of A Tree

Part 2 Last month we looked at the many things Certainly Wood has to consider before it even goes ahead with the planting of a woodland. So what happens once the young trees have been bedded in. It’s a competitive world out there and a young tree has to fight for both water and light.…

The Life & Times Of A Tree

Part 1 One of the things we often get asked here at Certainly Wood is where our logs come from. People worry that we go around cutting down vast swathes of woodland, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Forests and woodlands need managing – without input from humans, trees would not flourish and…