If you were anywhere near I Want Plants’ Hale-base last week, you may have spotted the 40-foot shipping container in our driveway.

This is the result of months and months of painstaking research (and travel) by managing director Richard Rowlands, who has been seeking out a sustainable forest/preserved wood specialist to work with for all future I Want Plants’ projects.

Now, instead of dealing with third-party dealers, Richard is working directly with international suppliers of preserved wood and these will be used to create ‘I Want Plants’ signature artificial trees.

Richard said: “A number of our schemes feature artificial trees, so finding a quality supplier of preserved wood was a key business goal in 2018. It was absolutely fantastic to see the first shipping container arrive.

“We already have a number of on-going projects in the pipeline which will be making use of the contents from this first delivery.”