Presentation on theme: "C ON F OR ( Confederation of Forest Industries) Malcolm Nicol, Managing Partner of Ballogie Estate Enterprises. UK organisation includes processors."— Presentation transcript:
C ON F OR ( Confederation of Forest Industries) Malcolm Nicol, Managing Partner of Ballogie Estate Enterprises. UK organisation includes processors nurseries management companies as well as Primary Producers Head Office in Edinburgh
Base Facts 40% Forestry in Scotland is in Public Ownership (FCS) 60% of UK Timber requirements are imported 40% Home production is not currently sustainable Economic downturn £ : E
“Owned by growers – run by growers – works for growers” 25 years operation 40 Members. 12,000ha. UK largest independent timber marketing Group No employees/No machinery/No Office Deliver product to market DWP Harvesting and marketing Cooperative
CustomerLocationSpecification suppliedEnd products James Jones & Sons Ltd (JJSL) MosstodlochSawlogs & pallet logs Sawn timber, pallets & fencing John Gordon & Son CarrbridgeSawlogsSawn timber BSWBoat of GartenSawlogsSawn timber JJSLAboyneSawlogsSawn timber construction & fencing Cordiners Sawmills Ltd BanchorySawlogs, pallet logs & fencing blanks Sawn timber for pallets & fencing; Pallet LogisticsFordounSawlogs & pallet logs Sawn timber for pallets & fencing; Rosehill TimberEdzellSawlogs, pallet logs & fencing blanks Sawn timber for pallets & fencing; Munro Harvesting DingwallSmall pallet logsSlats for fencing panels TullochsNairnPallet logsSawn timber for pallets & boxes BalcasInvergordon3m small roundwood Wood pellets NorbordDalcross3m small roundwood Sterling Board (OSB) AW JenkinsonKinnoir (site of former JJSL sawmill) 3m small roundwood Biomass – wood chip HoBescoBanchoryWood chipsDistrict Heating Tilhill-EuroforestBuckie,Peterhead, Montrose,Aberdeen 3m export pulpwood Paper & cardboard
What is government policy ? Trees for energy Trees for carbon capture Securing timber supplies Landscape management
What to plant ? Market in 60 years ? LISS (low impact silvicultural systems) or more intensive? Disease and pests Variable Government aims Climate Change
BIOMASS Haulage Aboyne Academy and Community Centre Hill of Banchory District Heating Scheme Sensitive Lorry Miles Lockerbie (ROCs) Electricity generation 30 % efficiency Retro fit to James Jones’s sawmill Norboard at Dalcross
Carbon Potential and problem Do we understand the science of carbon systems ? CC Only as yet applies to new woodland Link between Forestry and farming Peatlands Local rather than global links NES carbon trading ? SAOS ?
PROPOSALS Look closely at NES renewable energy options and how biomass fits best Encourage funding of local biomass projects Actively campaign against the waste of biomass for electricity NESAAG meet on forestry industry No to Forest Roads requiring formal planning approval. Should Grant system do more to encourage more intensive silviculture on existing forest area What impact is energy cropping going to have on lowground land use ?
Photograph 9 Integration of other estate activities is important. Photo: Victor Clements 2002