Today, as in the past, woodlands are an important part of the countryside landscape of Britain. Prior to the world wars in the early 20th century, woodlands were a source of fuel and building materials through the practices of coppicing and wood-pasture. Through these practices various habitats were produced that supported our native plants and animals.
During the second part of the 20th century, management of our woodlands were neglected which resulted in the decline of large areas of coppice, under thinned plantations and the loss of open spaces. As a direct consequence of this, there was a serious decline of our native fauna and flora.
Today, woodland management requires an understanding of a habitat’s needs, the species that must be supported within it and its use (i.e. commercial purposes, amenity value, community requirements, biodiversity).
We offer an initial session with you to discuss your personal objectives and requirements for your site. Following on from this, we will provide a quotation for producing a detailed proposal for your site which may include some of the following areas:
- A detailed management plan for the site
- Detailed work plans indicating how long the work will take and when
- Financial budgets for the work involved
- Plans for organising and delivering the site management work
- Contractor management considerations
- Site risk assessments
- Seasonal considerations
- Public consultations (information sessions for public awareness)
- Tree safety/inspection report/advice
- Felling licence applications required.
- Arranging ecological surveys and volunteer training.