The following is an extract from the Lancashire Woodlands Project Final Report covering their activities from 2001 to 2004.
In April 2004 the project officer and representatives of the steering group visited the Lisnavagh Timber Project in Co. Carlow Ireland. This business is built on experience gained in Lancashire by William McClintock-Bunbury and is proving to be successful.
William is processing home grown timber and selling it in air-dried and kiln dried form. He has invested in plant and facilities to do this and, most significantly, has built a comprehensive computer database of all the timber. This allows each piece of timber to be traced back to the stump in the woodland where it was felled and gives comprehensive information about its characteristics and reasons for felling.