Woodland management

Weald Woodscapes specialises in the sustainable, low-impact management of Ancient Semi Natural Woodland (ASNW) and the restoration and management of Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS). The highest concentration of ASNW is located here in the South East of England and the range of plant and animal species associated within these important ecosystems are largely dependent upon a continuity of management. Each woodland has its own particular combination of vegetation structure, plant communities, wildlife components, geology and social history. These woods provide a wide range of benefits, not least of which is the conservation of biodiversity and the production of timber products for local markets. Together all these elements combine to afford a unique ‘woodscape’ within the wider rural environment.

So, whatever the type of woodland, its size and location, initiating sustainable systems of
management that reflect its ecological status and recognise its uniqueness, can provide woodland owners and managers with an opportunity to make a real contribution to the sustainable future of Britain's woodlands and our natural environment.

Weald Woodscapes, services offered;
• Coppice management
• Selective felling (broadleaves and conifers)
• Woodland ride management
• Horse drawn timber extraction
• Habitat management
• Tree planting and establishment of new woods
• Invasive species control
• Woodland appraisal
• Mobile saw milling and on-site timber conversion
• Arboricultural and tree health and safety
• Management planning

For more information or to arrange a site visit please contact Frankie Woodgate.

  • Increased and enhanced biodiversity.

  • Improved tree health and disease resistance.

  • Sustainable timber and firewood production.

  • Climate change mitigation

  • Potential as educational resource.

  • Supporting local livelihoods

  • Social benefits as a ‘green space’.

  • Enhanced aesthetic appeal in the rural landscape.

  • Mitigating inheritance tax liability.

Benefits of sustainably managed woodland

Working to

enhance and

sustain the wise

use of woodlands

and timber