Their certification scheme is encouraging demand for GIB timber and results in the better management of our existing woodlands as well as a driver for planting new woodlands. Their reach touches all areas of wood use and looks to work with partners to develop and modify home-grown products and so add value to UK grown timber and reduce the need for unnecessary imports.
Their new Canopy Certification Scheme developed in Partnership with Forest Canopy Foundation (FCF) is ensuring the establishment of sustainable forests delivering a wide range of natural capital benefits. GIB manage a register of ‘Expert Providers’ with the FCF sourcing and managing funding and land through a coordinated approach.
Another important string to the GIB bow is their work in creating and certifying the Plant Healthy scheme, which is ensures that certified Nurseries will be making the trade and movement of all plant material more bio secure and protect our natural capital.
As one of the prime movers of the FCF and early adopters of the Plant Healthy certification, Nicholsons were privileged to welcome Lord Benyon and Nicola Spence to Nicholsons.