WOODLAND

MANAGING WOODLAND SENSITIVELY 

The extensive woodland across the south east can vary from commercially managed hardwood and softwood plantations to unmanaged native woodlands which may still show signs of damage from the 1987 storm.  
 

RH & RW Clutton is experienced in advising clients on forestry and woodland management, including:

  • Woodland Reviews & Assessments
  • Woodland Management Plans
  • Felling Licences
  • Timber Sales
  • Harvesting work and management of contractors
  • Grant Funding
  • Planting & Woodland Creation
  • Biomass and Renewable Heating Incentives

We can help maximise woodlands through effective thinning and harvesting works as well as grant funding through the Countryside Stewardship. We can also help manage the risk of trees, for example through tree surveys alongside roads and Public Rights of Way or proactive actions against tree pests and diseases such as Phytophthora ramorum or Ash dieback.

We can advise on opportunities for diversification into sporting or leisure enterprises, as well as the use of timber as a heat source through Biomass and Woodchip installations. If you are interested in buying woodland to take advantage of its favourable tax treatment, we are able to advise you as we handle the sale of purchase of woodlands throughout the south east.

As family trustees owning a small woodland in west Sussex which had been neglected for many years we instructed RH & RW Clutton to draw up and implement a management policy aimed at bringing the woodland back into production, advising on grants and regulations, marketing a parcel of standing timber (diseased ash) and drawing up a restocking plan. We have been very satisfied with the quality of advice and attention received and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them for woodland management advice.
 

"As family trustees owning a small woodland in west Sussex which had been neglected for many years we instructed RH & RW Clutton to draw up and implement a management policy aimed at bringing the woodland back into production, advising on grants and regulations, marketing a parcel of standing timber (diseased ash) and drawing up a restocking plan. We have been very satisfied with the quality of advice and attention received and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them for woodland management advice."