As well as offering comprehensive tree services we are also able to provide forestry and woodland management services to suit all small-scale needs; from harvesting and timber extraction to complete woodland management including creation, restocking and maintenance.  

We provide a free consultation with woodland owners to discover their aims as well as providing both work quotations and possible income that could be generated.

Areas of trees, no matter what size, need a continuous management programme to ensure their long-term health and diversity. The owner may want to encourage certain types of trees, restore dilapidated woodland, remove hazardous trees, establish habitat or maximise the potential value of their timber. The timber produced from felling and management can be corded and left on site, extracted to ride side or roadside or processed for firewood or chip on-site depending on the customer’s requirements.

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FORESTRY

HARVESTING & FELLING OPERATIONS

The felling of individual or groups of trees with commercial value. We can provide harvesting for all kinds of woodland from hand cutting to mechanical harvesting and tree shearing for large scale operations.

COPPICING

The process of cutting trees down, allowing the stumps to regenerate for a number of years (usually 7-25 years) and then harvesting the resulting stems. It makes use of the natural regeneration properties of many tree species, including  Oak, Hazel, Maple, Sweet Chestnut, Lime and Ash. 

BRASH

RECOVERY & BIOMASS CHIPPING

Keeping all forestry processes carbon neutral is important. The recovery of brash material for use as biomass chip which previously would have gone to waste is valuable both environmentally and economically.

TRACK AND

RIDE CLEARANCE

/ MULCHING

Whether keeping statutory rights of way clear or access through the woodland both are important. Not only legally but also so management can be carried out in the future.

THINNING

Thinning is the removal of selected trees within the woodland. It is carried out to change the woodland structure and, where appropriate, for generating revenue and improving productivity. 

INVASIVE

SPECIES REMOVAL

The removal of invasive species within the woodland including Rhododendron, Laurel and Holly to maintain balance and productivity

TIMBER FORWARDING & EXTRACTION

Forwarding with a botex trailer ideal for moving large volumes of harvested timber from forestry operations to individually felled trees of high value track or roadside ready for further movement.

PLANTING

Once areas of woodland have been thinned or cleared selective planting can be undertaken to ensure the longevity of the woodland.

HABITAT CREATION

Using both standing and fallen deadwood to help enrich the woodland ecosystem

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