WHAT WE DO
Human intervention is, in this modern world, required to produce well managed woodlands that provide three broad benefits; social, economic and environmental.
Woodlands are, in fact, a climax vegetation, which means their survival is based on a true balance between renewal and death. ‘Wildwood’, if left to its own devices, would regenerate naturally following a natural disaster such as a fire or flood, which results in gaps in the canopy. This ‘woodland system’ only survives, independently from humans, on a huge scale, which does not exist in Britain.
Because humans began to intervene in woodland ecosystems to harvest useful products, they became tamed and the plants and animals within them adapted to a more actively managed ecosystem. To be able to ensure the longevity of these woodlands and their associated ecosystems today, active management needs to be undertaken.
The benefits of this active management can be divided under three headings:
- Carbon sequestration and release of oxygen
- An extremely important wildlife habitat
- Absorb noise and pollution
- Enhance property values
- Sustainable timber income
- Provide income from sporting interests
- Provide income from recreational activities
- Provides jobs and business opportunities
- Recreational benefits of woodlands
- Health, fitness and wellbeing
Some of our Services
Below are a selection of our services but if you have any other specific requirements please do get in touch to discuss.
Woodland Management Advice
We manage a plethora of woodland and forest sites and the management of each of these is specifically tailored to the requirements of the client.
New Woodland Planting
We have, as a company been involved with many new planting schemes, but the most notable was the creation of a 100 ha new commercial forest at Roadford Lake.
Woodland Grant Schemes
Countryside Stewardship offers grants for woodland management plans, woodland tree health, restoration and improvement.
We can identify areas within your woodland which are suitable for a thinning or clear-fell.
Quantified Tree Risk Assessments
Tree safety management is a matter of limiting the risk of harm from tree failure while maintaining the trees integral benefits.
Statutory Plant Health Orders
Forest and Land Management have been involved with the management of numerous Statutory Plant Health Notices (SPHN’s).