Woodland Management

I offer a comprehensive tree and woodland management service and can work with you to fulfil your vision for your land. I am able to advise you on all aspects of woodland management and can evolve a detailed management plan to suit both your requirements and your budget. I am then happy to undertake specific projects or ongoing maintenance programmes.

All of my operators hold chainsaw certificates and adhere to the highest heath and safety standards.

Planning and design
Annual management
Squirrel control
Deer management
Thinning and felling
Coppice working and restoration
Scrub clearance
Weed control
Felling licence application
Grant application
Timber sales

Tree Surgery

I work to BS3998(2010) (Recommendations for Tree Work), and AFAG (Arboriculture & Forestry Advisory Group) recommendations. My contractors are members of the Arboricultural Association and, as such, always adhere to industry best practice.

All operators are fully trained and experienced. Third party liability insurance is in place to the value of £5 million per claim. All cut material is recycled.

Tree risk assessment is a feature of my consultancy service and I am a licensee for the QTRA (Quantified Tree Risk Assessment) system.

I am able to offer the following services:

Felling licence application
Willow pollarding
Crown reduction
Limb removal
Stump grinding end extraction
Qualified tree surgeon for problem trees
Tree surveys and reporting


Why is Woodland Important?

The intensification of land use, disease and non-native invasive species have all taken their toll on woodland in Britain. The country’s woodland cover is now a mere 13% compared to the EU average of 37%. This depletion of woodland had seriously impacted the environment. Wildlife rich habitats have disappeared or become fragmented and the landscape is more prone to flooding during the dramatic weather events caused by climate change. Air and water quality have also been affected.

Ancient woodlands are particularly significant for wildlife. You may have thought that the woodlands can be left alone and will take care of themselves, but sadly this is not the case. For a woodland to be self-sustaining, the process of death and renewal need to be in perfect balance and the area of woodland must be vast.

Unfortunately, as human civilisation developed, people began clearing woodland for agriculture and using wood for construction and heating. The woodland was tamed and many species became adapted to a more managed landscape.

Few areas of woodland have remained immune from human exploitation. But woodland can be restored and new woodland can be established. Woodland old and new provides crucial habitats for flora and fauna and helps to connect disparate habitats across the landscape.

The trees absorb pollution, greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide whilst reducing noise. Areas of woodland bring pleasure to millions of people. Timber is a saleable commodity for land owners. Rare trees which yield beautiful veneers, wood for fuel and wood chip all deliver financial returns. Our woodlands are worthy of our attention!