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What are the challenges?

The challenge is to transport the 10.5 million tonnes of timber harvested each year from Britain’s forests to market over a rural road network which dates from an earlier era and is not always well-suited to the demands of modern haulage vehicles. Over time we need to upgrade our transport infrastructure to serve this 21st century land use.

In the meantime we will have to manage the haulage and the roads to ensure timber is transported efficiently but without impacting significantly on the roads or on rural communities.

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