‘Is there anything more satisfying than standing in a well managed wood?’

Forestry

For a long time forestry has been the poor relation to agriculture and residential, hence many of the woods in the region have not been well managed, this means that they have a low amenity, sporting and environmental value, not to mention their poor financial performance.

We’re not out of the woods yet but through a combination of timber income and grant aid it is possible to bring many areas of woodland back into management, we can’t doing nothing forever so bite the bullet and make the call, you might be pleasantly surprised with what can be achieved

We can advise on all aspects of woodland management, from planting, thinning, felling, sale agreements, valuations, contractor supervision to the plethora of grant opportunities from things as varied as grey squirrel control to restoration of ancient woodland.

We get huge satisfaction from knowing that woodlands are in tip top condition, earning their full potential and being secured for future generations. Investing a bit of time now could mean that they spend the next ten years improving rather than deteriorating.

Client Testimonials

Anthony Myatt

James has provided expert support to the Environment Agency on a wide range of Environment Agency flood defence projects in the North East over the last 15 years. He is very knowledgeable on the issues and challenges we face in respect of estates and land issues. His input has been invaluable to ensuring that those who are affected by our works are fairly treated but not to the detriment of the public purse.

I would thoroughly recommend engaging with James and look forward to working with him again in the future.

Anthony MyattFlood Defence Projects
Ben Gibson

I worked with James on a recent forestry project (Spring 2015) that had a number of objectives.

  • To improve the existing woods
  • To address poor access and fencing
  • To improve the shooting
  • To apply for grants to try and achieve those objectives.

James is an outstanding communicator, he is sympathetic and understands the countryside and he is very knowledgeable when it comes to the grant process. He managed our project and has put in a real infrastructure that will serve the Estate well for years to come.

Ben GibsonNewbiggin , Hexham

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