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Planning and Management

The forestry management team work closely with clients to understand the aims and objectives of their forestry ownership. Together we develop comprehensive plans for each forest we manage.

Our forest management plans consider the following:

  • Short, medium and long term development of the forest
  • Selection of appropriate management regimes, including continuous cover forestry
  • Tree planting, landscape design, and establishment
  • Woodland improvement schemes and enrichment planting
  • Harvesting, marketing and management of timber sales
  • Installation and maintenance of roads, tracks and footpaths including public access routes
  • Management of invasive species and pests
  • Protection and enhancement of native biodiversity and habitat
  • Non timber income opportunities

Management of Estate Woodlands

Liaising regularly with owners and their agents, Fountains Forestry manages woodlands and forests located in landed estates from Cornwall, through England and up to the Highlands of Scotland.

The management of estate woodlands requires some special techniques and skills. These include:

  • Tree surveys and risk management of public areas
  • Arboricultural maintenance of specimen and landscape trees
  • Landscape surveys
  • Minimum intervention approach in prominent woodlands
  • Thinning and harvesting of tree biomass for estate heating and power units
  • Special information and interpretative signage

Contact

Head Office
Bloxham Mill
Barford Road
Bloxham
Banbury
OX15 4FF

T. 01295 724250

Inverness Office
Bogallan
North Kessock
Inverness
IV1 3XE

T. 01463 731393

Exeter Office
Court Barn
Highfield Farm
Clyst Road
Topsham
Exeter
Devon
EX3 0BY

T. 01392 877741

Bedale Office
Keenleyside 2
Crabtree Hall Business Centre
Little Holtby, nr Bedale
Northallerton
DL7 9LN

T. 01609 590233