Woodland Establishment

We are highly experienced in the operational delivery of all woodland types. Since 1999, we have planted a range of woodlands types and sizes, from 5 hectares to over 1000 hectares, often in remote, difficult to access locations.

We work with a group of experienced contractors to deliver high-quality woodlands. We are completely involved in the day-to-day site management of every scheme, maintaining direct contact with our clients throughout.

Site Preparation

Rank vegetation may be topped or flailed with optimum planting positions created by excavator mounder and/or enviro-mounder. We avoid the use of any type of deep plough to protect soils and site hydrology.

Sites are protected with high-quality deer/rabbit proof fence. Quad tracks are created to access the site and we often design these to remain suitable for future woodland walks.


Tree Planting

We aim to secure trees of local provenance when available from UK nurseries. All trees are hand-planted by professional planting teams.

Voles guards and tree tubes are used to protect young trees but only where absolutely necessary, the ground preparation methods we use attempt to eliminate use of these plastics on site.

Woodland Maintenance

An additional 5-year woodland maintenance programme (also grant-funded by the Scottish FGS) ensures successful woodland establishment.

Following annual assessment, weeding, replacement of dead trees (‘beat-up’) and vole guard re-fitting is completed, within your agreed budget.

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Some Of Our Work

We design and deliver high-quality, ecologically diverse woodlands to suit your requirements.

Our woodland creation projects range from productive mixed woodlands for hill farmers, to ‘legacy’ native woodlands planted in remote highland glens.

Completed Projects
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All Aspects Covered

Environmental Protection

Sensitive habitats are protected and, where possible, enhanced.


All workers and contractors on site are treated fairly and paid as agreed and on time.

High Quality Workmanship

We constantly strive to deliver a high standard of work, to time and within budget.


Sites are planned and controlled by one manager, ensuring that operations run smoothly.


Risks are fully assessed on a daily basis. We are fully insured.

Clean & Tidy

We always leave a tidy site, all rubbish and any waste materials are removed as agreed.

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