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
Nicholsons Lockhart Garratt offer a range of forestry services including a complete woodland and tree management service, providing bespoke support to landowners advising on forest management, arboriculture and tree surgery.
New Woodland Design & Creation
Nicholsons Lockhart Garratt offer a range of forestry services including a complete woodland and New Woodland Design and Creation.
For many years our core business has been our forestry services including planting, establishment and aftercare of new woodlands. From initial site checks and planning through to design, planting and aftercare, this is a principal area of our expertise.
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 many hectares of new woodland in recent years, from shelter belts and small woodland extensions to large woodland creation schemes.
By combining the experience and expertise of both Nicholsons and Lockhart Garratt we can provide a full end-to-end service from the planning, budgeting and planting of new woodland right through to the maintenance and aftercare, ensuring success for your woodland creation scheme.
Click here for further information on our contracting services.
From shooting rights to timber harvesting our consultants can advise on what opportunities would work best for your woodlands, and with the development in industry grants and funding opportunities can provide advice and assistance with your applications, from Forestry Commission grants to woodland carbon registration, and biodiversity ensuring that your woodland enterprise is as financially secure and affordable as possible.
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 Nicholsons 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.
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.
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Forestry & Woodland Management Team
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Forestry & Woodland Management News
The following are news and information items from the Forestry & Woodland Management team.
Those responsible for land are obliged to deal with ash trees suffering from dieback, but can rely on an increasing range of guidance to support them. In an article prepared for the March/April edition of the RICS Land Journal by John Lockhart he discusses the...
The success of the excellent Accelerating Woodland Conference at the end of March, and the fact that we have had to postpone all events for the foreseeable, have led us to review how we could provide some forums for training and discussion. We are currently developing...
This month's newsletter is now available for download, taking a slightly different approach in light of the current pandemic. This newsletter provides an update of our operational position through this time of uncertainty, and details how we are continuing to...