Sales Procedures


Our policy is to market our timber in such a way as to optimise our financial return from timber sales, whilst managing the forests in a sustainable manner.

We also encourage the development of healthy and competitive timber harvesting and wood processing industries in Great Britain.

Our sales methods are:

Long Term Contracts

Long-term Contracts are sales of roundwood, felled and standing, to customers. The second and subsequent years of a long-term contract are negotiated after the sale of the first year’s volume. The procedure for letting Long-term Contracts vary across England and Scotland.

Electronic Tenders

The majority of our open market sales of timber are conducted electronically, via our eTimber Sales application. The principal format for competitive sales is electronic tender. We hope the majority of our customers benefit by, and be able to take advantage of, online timber purchasing.

Rennies Westonbirt Hardwood Auction

Forestry Commission continue to sell timber through this annual hardwood auction at Westonbirt.

Local Negotiation

Where appropriate, we will sell timber by local negotiation.