Boxwood Project in Oxfordshire

Huw Crompton
chiltern box

An ambitious long-term plan to replenish the supply of boxwood in the Chilterns, Oxfordshire for musical instruments for future generations. Box trees are very slow-growing, often taking more than 100 years to become large enough for a hautboy. Huw is a leading advocate of fairly harvested hardwoods for musical instruments, having also worked in East Africa to preserve and responsibly harvest remaining stands of grenadilla.

For further details please write to Huw at

BoxAtWormsleyBusinessPlan.pdf1.21 MB
BoxWormsley2012-14ReportHC.pdf4.49 MB