Timber harvesting & sales

Thinning

Thinning can have a number of beneficial effects. It prevents younger trees from dying in densely wooded areas due to overcrowding, it improves the quality and girth of remaining trees, it allows trees to grow more quickly as they have greater access to soil nutrients and light and it pushes trees to grow with a straighter grain as they do not need to divert their shape to maximise light access. All kinds of woodland need thinning at some point.

Coppicing

Coppicing is a method of woodland management which involves cutting suitable trees down to their stumps or roots and allowing them to make new growth. In a coppiced wood, young tree stems are repeatedly cut down to near ground level. In subsequent growth years, many new shoots will emerge, and, after a number of years the coppiced tree can be harvested. Coppicing increases the yield of a single tree whilst keeping costs low.

Ride Widening

Rides are the arteries into any forest or wood. It is vital that they are maintained so a wood can be managed efficiently. We have the most up-to-date specialist equipment to make any form of ride widening and maintenance as cost effective as possible.

We are able to sell standing timber if required, following any tree surgery projects.


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