SUSTAINABLE timber enterprise GMG Vitality has introduced that it’s going to plant one other 10,000 bushes in a forest owned by the corporate in north-east Scotland.
The timber merchandise specialist is doing this as a part of their dedication to a minimal impression on the setting and the pure world.
The most recent enhancement of their timber reserves is a part of an ongoing useful resource replenishment programme which relies on the business customary of one-for-one.
The corporate has considerably exceeded that focus on in most up-to-date years, planting a surplus of bushes compared to these taken for his or her GMG’s enterprise pursuits.
The brand new planting will happen on 400 acres of softwood-planted land at Quintfall Forest, in direction of the east coast south of John O’Groats.
GMG Vitality bought this forest early final yr to guard future provide and enhance its resilience to market shocks.
It is going to be overseen by forestry guide Donald McClelland, from Caithness, who will assemble a group to undertake the planting and can then handle the expansion and wellbeing of the crop till maturity after 35 years.
The corporate, which has a turnover within the area of £2m, has additionally put in a high-tech preservation tank.
This can present handled and stress-tested timber merchandise for native issues which beforehand needed to supply provide from a lot additional afield.
Malcolm Morrison, Director of GMG Vitality, stated: “We’re dedicated to changing each log of timber that we use in our sawmill, biomass and timber merchandise facility within the Strath of Halladale in Sutherland and this newest tranche of planting maintains that momentum.
“We’re additionally dramatically decreasing our reliance on diesel fuels with the current set up of a photo voltaic array of greater than 100 photovoltaic panels on the roof of the primary manufacturing facility on the plant.
“Quintfall is simply over 20 miles from our base of operation at Bighouse Farm,
“It is not going to add to the street miles burden and planting there’ll chime with our want to make investments domestically and supply a dependable useful resource for different native firms.”