Head of Consultancy
Woodland and Forestry Management
Advice on all aspects of commercial forestry and woodland management including marketing and quality assurance.
Our team includes specialists on forestry and woodland management, who advise on everything from large-scale commercial conifer forests through to small-scale mixed woodland blocks managed for their amenity value.
Well-managed woodlands on many estates are an important revenue stream and can also offer other benefits such as greater biodiversity and enhanced property values.
We can help with the practical side of woodland management, from planting and management to improve timber quality, through to felling and the processing of timber ready for sale.
Identify new markets
The market for timber can be niche and our specialists can use their local knowledge to identify and develop marketing opportunities.
Woodfuel has become more attractive since the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive.
The production of woodchips and pellets for biomass boilers offers opportunities to profit from neglected coppice woodlands, conifer thinnings, under-managed broadleaf forests and poor quality material that would otherwise be considered waste.
Regional grant schemes
Grant funding is available for the creation and sustainable management of forests and woodland.
There are differences in the schemes offered in England, Scotland and Wales and our team can guide clients through the application process for each.
Tax and woodlands
Landowners with commercial woodland can benefit from capital gains and inheritance tax exemptions. We will guide landowners on whether they qualify and the reliefs on offer.
As part of our forestry and woodland management services, we can advise on achieving Forestry Stewardship Council certification. Many retailers will only source timber from FSC-certified sources.
We can also advise on the Woodland Assurance Standard which certifies that the estate is growing and harvesting responsibly and helps to ensure demand for timber.