Woodland Management

New track to aid management of woodland, Treworgey Wood, Cornwall

Tap into our extensive woodland management experience.  We specialise in small woodlands and woodland conservation.  Woodlands are a sustainable renewable resource and we  are passionate about making them work.  If you are thinking of bringing unmanaged woods back into production we can help.

Works Include
  • Production of woodland management plans to approved Forestry Commission standards. These plans are grant aided and can provide permission for ten year work, including felling approvals.
  • Woodland recreation plans and integration with commercial or informal enterprises
  • Design and installation of tracks to aid future management
  • Marketing of timber and supervision of harvesting contractors in commercial plantations or woods managed primarily for conservation
  • Design, planting and establishment of new woods
  • Tree safety surveys, to comply with insurance requirements
Case Studies
A selection of our case studies may be found below:

Commercial timber crop, Cornwall. To be thinned for income.

Woodland Management Plans, private landowners, 2012-2017

The Forestry Commission grant aid woodland management plans, which can provide a ten year permission for all felling and management work. We have produced numerous plans for smaller private landowners and farmers, through to a plan for hectares of woodlands on the St Aubyn Estate, a large private family estate in west Cornwall.

New river crossing, Chelfham Woods, Devon

Woodland Access Improvements, 2012-2017

We have installed, or designed and supervised a range of woodland tracks, to increase profitability of future management. Tracks can be grant aided and also provide opportunities for ecological enhancement. Sites have included woods for Wildlife Woodlands and Lambourne Castle Wood in Cornwall.

Measuring timber with a Suunto clinometer

Timber Harvesting and Marketing, Newpark Wood, 2017/18

Following on from obtaining felling consent we can organise standing sales of timber and supervise felling and harvesting contracts. Owners secure excellent commercial terms thanks to our market knowledge of contractors and timber outlets.