FSC Chelsea exhibit to include tools petition

The Forest Stewardship Council UK is exhibiting at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015.

The responsible forestry charity can be found on stand GPJ5 within the Discovery Zone in the Great Pavilion.

The Chelsea exhibit showcases some of the ways in which native trees (including small-leafed lime, English oak, field maple and hazel) can be used in the garden, and the many wood/forest goods available to gardeners. The stand will also feature a variety of other trees, saplings and shade-loving plants.

The exhibit is made up of four different themes of woodland garden, all of which can be recreated in your own space depending on your priority – ‘Edible’, ‘Social’, ‘Practical’ or ‘Wildlife’.

Staff will be asking visitors to choose FSC certified products for their gardens and add their name to WWF’s forest petition. The petition calls for the closure of legal loopholes that allow products made with illegally harvested wood, including items such as garden tools, to be sold in the UK. The petition has already been signed by more than 64,000 people and will be presented in time for a review of the EU Timber Regulation later this year.

The exhibit has been designed by Kirsti Davies, who has previously masterminded several  installations at Kew Gardens, including the Incredible Edible Tea Party, which featured an oak table.

Sainsbury’s and WWF UK are sponsors, while those donating FSC products are: B&Q, Brooks Bros (timber and plywood), Burgon and Ball (tools), Duncombe Sawmill (planters), Forest Garden (arbour) Gardman (tools) and William Sinclair Horticulture (horticultural bark).

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