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BRITISH WOODS  Birch Tree
Most of the timber that I use is of UK origin and from local (Surrey) sources, felled as part of good forest management, pruning by local councils or cleared from weather/wind damage. Woods such as ASH, BEECH, CHERRY, ELM, OAK, SYCAMORE and WALNUT all have their own unique properties and their true beauty is often only evident when a piece has been transformed into the finished article.
OTHER HARDWOODS
Other turning woods are obtained from South America, Africa and Australia. Among my favourite dark woods - COCOBOLO and ROSEWOODs from South America, MAHOGANY from South Africa and the very hardwoods from Australia - JARRAH, MALLEE ROOT and The GOLDFIELD BURRs.

6 inch Lacewood bowl EXOTIC WOODS
It cannot be denied that in many parts of the world, in particular the tropical rain forests, there is wanton destruction and damage being caused to the most exotic hardwoods. 90% of timber from the tropical rainforests world-wide is used or burnt in the country of origin. The U.K. imports less than 1% of the world's production of tropical hardwoods from controlled sources sanctioned by the Timber Trade Federation.

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