LONDON-BASED architect Alex Mowat has joined Woodland Heritage’s board of trustees to help promote tree-planting and use of wood.

Alex designed the UK’s first commercially available range of wooden door handles, along with many large and small architectural projects in timber. However, he wanted to learn more about how to grow and source UK timber.

In 2019, he attended Woodland Heritage’s unique Woodland to Workshop course. These three days opened up this little-known and under-represented world. He was captivated and his involvement in the charity began.

Alex said: “Since joining Woodland Heritage, I have been spellbound by the wisdom, generosity and skills of everyone involved in the organisation. 

“I hope that my involvement in the charity’s exciting plans and huge ambition will make a real difference to growing more trees and using more wood in the UK.”

Mowat & Company is currently designing the charity’s new headquarters at Whitney-on-Wye in Herefordshire. The project includes a sawmill, a timber-drying facility and a wood school.

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