Natural Timber is a Romanian company with 100% private capital, specialized in the manufacture of wood products (roosts) for animals and insects. It started its activity in 2009, but has an experience in this field of more than 30 years, due to the previous work started in a small workshop before 1990. Due to the quality of their products, the company has made a solid reputation on the European and North American markets.

Biodiversity conservation is currently one of the most important international issues due to the intensifying human impact on the biosphere. By manufacturing a diverse range of artificial roosts, Natural Timber comes to the aid of those people who want to actively participate in the conservation of biodiversity. Products are made exclusively with wood from the Apuseni Mountains. The heat treatment of the wood corresponds to ISPM15, and the entire production line as well as the wood material are FSC certified. The product range is diverse, and includes bird shelters and feeders, small animal houses (for hedgehogs, hamsters, squirrels), insect houses (ladybugs, bees, butterflies), as well as dog and cat feeders. More importantly, there are a number of batboxes also.

The Romanian bat fauna includes several species, which can resort to the use of artificial roosts, in case that there is a shortage of natural shelters (caves, hollow trees). These are for example the noctule (Nyctalus noctula), the pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) or the brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus). In rarer cases, specialized species such as the barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus, a typical woodland species of old-growth forests) may also use artificial roosts. Thus, in case when we place a large number artificial batboxes (ex. in a forest), it is important not to change the specific composition of an area, for example by the appearance of more generalist bat species, in the detriment / departure of more specialized species.

Natural Timber works on an area of ​​over 12,000 square meters near Cociuba Mică, Bihor County. The production line is equipped with high performance machinery for wood processing, from cutting and drying wood, to finishing products in the smallest details. Together with other companies, Natural Timber sponsored the 4th Romanian Bat Research Conference, by offering several high quality batboxes as prize for the best presentations. Thank you!