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Tree of the month: the Handkerchief Tree
14 Jun

Tree of the month: the Handkerchief Tree

This month we take a look at the Handkerchief Tree! Also known as the Dove Tree or the Ghost Tree, this very rare and slow-growing species is known for its...

Tree of the Month: The Wedding Cake Tree
29 May

Tree of the Month: The Wedding Cake Tree

This month we take a look at the Wedding Cake Tree! With its cream-coloured flowers and tiered structure, this very striking tree species certainly catches the eye at any time...

Tree of the month: Spruce
13 Dec

Tree of the month: Spruce

This month we look at the Norway spruce, used as the original Christmas tree in Britain tree when the tradition first began. We’ve been clearing up its bright-green needles from...

Tree of the month – Liquidambar (sweet gum)
15 Nov

Tree of the month – Liquidambar (sweet gum)

A rather unknown species, this tree’s bright colours during the autumn months are spellbinding. With the season of colour coming to an end as we move into the Christmas period...

Tree of the month – Sweet Chestnut
04 Oct

Tree of the month – Sweet Chestnut

Most commonly known for its edible nuts at Christmas, we don’t tend to use sweet chestnut timber in the UK, despite it being remarkably similar to oak. With chestnuts falling...

Tree of the month – Oak
15 Sep

Tree of the month – Oak

Universally revered, the oak’s special qualities have been recognised since the dawn of time and has been worshipped across religions and cultures for hundreds of years.

Tree of the month – Sapele
24 Jul

Tree of the month – Sapele

July's 'Tree of the Month' is the African Sapele tree. Strong, beautiful and in high demand, we look at the ways manufacturers can reduce their use of this slow-growing beauty...

Tree of the month – Redwood
08 Jun

Tree of the month – Redwood

Pinus Sylvestris, or Redwood, is a coniferous evergreen that can live for up to 700 years (if left alone). Its towering height makes it an ideal timber source.

Tree of the Month – Robinia
30 Apr

Tree of the Month – Robinia

This month we are focusing on the Robinia - also known as the False Acacia or the Black Locust. This happens to be a firm favourite over at Westbury Windows...

Earth Day – Accoya the eco-friendly way of working with wood
20 Apr

Earth Day – Accoya the eco-friendly way of working with wood

Earth Day is on 22 April, an initiative dedicated to promoting sustainability and the environment. Find out more about Westbury's sustainable woods and processes.