We all enjoy a stroll through woodlands carpeted in bluebells in spring. Woodlands need to be well-managed to look beautiful and have benefits for wildlife. Our use of sustainable woodland management practices improves the habitats of declining wildlife species, such as rare butterflies, nightingale and dormouse.
Buying BioRegional HomeGrown® Charcoal, Firewood and Kindling helps to support UK wildlife - so you get the butterflies for free!
Our producer network of charcoal burners and woodland workers across the UK, use wood feedstock from local coppice woodland and thinnings for all our products.
Coppice woodland management creates sunny glades where wild flowers can flourish, providing nectar for butterflies and other insects and food plants for caterpillars. The resulting attractive, varied woodland is better for people too and will re-grow, providing a sustainable crop every few years. For more information, visit www.coppice-products.co.uk and www.englishcharcoal.co.uk.
Butterfly Conservation is a charity dedicated to saving butterflies, moths and their habitats. Three quarters of Britain's fifty-seven butterfly species can breed in woodland. Some, such as the pearl-bordered fritillary and wood white are amongst the threatened species helped by coppicing.
All our wood is sourced from certified Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) (responsibly managed) UK woodlands. Our products carry the FSC 100% label, which means all the timber used comes from woodlands that are well-managed according to strict environmental, social and economic standards. They have been independently inspected and evaluated according to the principles and criteria for forest management agreed and approved by the FSC.
We worked with our producer network to support the introduction of woodland certification to international FSC standards in 1993. FSC is an international, non-profit association whose membership comprises environmental and social groups and progressive forestry and wood retail companies working in partnership to improve forest management worldwide.
Most supermarkets now demand FSC certification on many wood products,including charcoal and firewood.
“I like to use charcoal that I know has come from properly managed woodlands where the trees are cut down for charcoal as part of a wider programme of management.” VS
“I like using BioRegional's charcoal because I love butterflies!” JO