Forestry & Woodland Management
Our team of Chartered Foresters and Surveyors pride themselves on being some of the best in the country. We offer practical and solution-orientated advice on all aspects of Forestry and Woodland Management – from woodland creation to harvesting.
You can rely on us to complement and enhance your enterprise with the right level of service, taking time to understand the objectives for each woodland holding we manage.
Forestry & Woodland Management Services
Managing woodland is at the foundation of Lockhart Garratt and continues to be our core business. Our current portfolio includes traditional mixed estates, utility companies, investment woodland, farm woodlands and amenity owned woodland. Expert and pragmatic, we deliver solutions that “make things happen” whilst also satisfying legislative requirements and getting the most from timber markets and available grant support.
Operational Contract Management
A clear understanding of what the end result needs to be and communicating this very clearly with all parties is something that the Lockhart Garratt team takes pride in delivering. There is always a high attention to detail on any operation we are managing which always pays off in the long run.
Realising the true value of your woodland products is the lifeblood of economic woodland management. We can assist you on all aspects of timber sales – from knowing what you have and how to present it to the market, to where it should be going and what price to expect.
Details of current and future timber sales activities are updated here.
There are grants available to support sustainable woodland management activities. With a very detailed understanding of these complex grants, we can assist you in taking full advantage of securing an important income stream for your woodland.
New Woodland Design & Creation
New woodland creation needs to be given careful consideration as you only have one opportunity to get it right. We have designed and helped create over 900 ha of woodland in recent years, from shelter belts and small woodland extensions to large woodland creation schemes.
Our support in conscientious design and accurate project budgeting can have significant long-term effects ensuring success for your woodland creation scheme.
A significant feature of all new planting is its potential to soak up carbon from the atmosphere. A standard hectare of broadleaved plantation may sequester around 400 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) across a projected lifetime of 100 years, and owners’ rights to this asset must be registered within two years of planting. Whether carbon is to be sold straight away to offset establishment costs or held as a strategic asset, we can ensure your woodland is best placed to attract carbon purchasers when required.
Whether you are an owner looking to sell or you wish to acquire a woodland property, we can help you to understanding the opportunities and constraints associated with woodland, including potential volume and value of standing timber.
Lockhart Garratt have assisted owners wishing to sell woodland as well as private individuals and NGOs interested in the purchase of woodland.
Forestry & Woodland Management Team
Get in touch with one of the Forestry and Woodland team to discuss your needs.
Forestry & Woodland Management News
The following are news and information items from the Forestry & Woodland Management team.
In article prepared for ACES Terrier John Lockhart (Chairman) explains the importance of an effective programme of woodland creation and management, highlighting what opportunities do exist for property professionals. When placed in context of the challenges posed by...
Plan your HS2 winter 2021/22 planting The HS2 Woodland Fund is open to woodland creation and PAWS restoration applications for planting in winter 2021/22. Applying before 27 November to receive an agreement by spring next year, would leave plenty of time to organise...
On 2nd November 2020 the Woodland Creation Planning Grant was launched. This grant, aimed at landowners, land managers and public bodies (other than Forestry England) can apply to the Forestry Commission to support the design of new woodland under the grant....