Woodland Management Plans

There are many varied woodland types; ancient, ancient semi natural, planted native, broadleaf, plantation (broadleaf, conifer and mixed), wood pasture, parkland and orchard to name a few, existing on numerous soil types with various aspects.

Woodlands planted or managed for a specific purpose may have different requirements placed upon them subject to ownership, so what may have started as commercial timber production may now be a project for restoration to the original species in their natural percentages, recreation, wood fuel, environmental aspects, aesthetics and more. Woodlands are dynamic, complex systems and we work closely with the landowner to understand their current woodland requirements and objectives. To achieve this we take into account tree stock, previous management and objectives, whilst carefully considering existing flora and fauna, aspect, geography, public access and services.

We are able to assist with statutory controls, licences, disease control and where applicable, securing grants for woodland management.

The majority of woodlands owe their existence to having had economic value and were historically managed as such. Today many woodlands are uneconomical to manage and many are split between gardens, smallholdings and individually owned segments of land. The future of these woodlands and the wealth of fauna and flora they can contain rely on effective and sensitive management, and it is this, that we at Nurture Green are passionate to deliver.

Nurture Green offer:

  • Woodland surveys and identification
  • Surveys and Hazard Assessments
  • Management Plans, Strategies, Specifications, safety policies and implementation
  • Woodland planting schemes
  • Timber operations
  • Woodland restoration (i.e. back to type including identification of associated flora)
  • Orchard planting and restoration
  • Felling licences, compliance with statutory requirements and grant applications
  • Managing public access, recreation and leisure activities
  • Grant application

Tree Safety Policy

Adopting a systematic approach to Tree Safety Policy, firstly we determine objectives and requirements, then survey and zone according to access, frequency and type of use. Reasonable and practical recommendations for management are made, incorporating internal and external guidance and including actions, frequency and type of inspection per zone and a system of review.

Tree Management Plans

Tree Management Plans are surveys of tree stocks which quantify and qualify the trees and their condition whilst setting out objectives for the management of the tree stock. Nurture Green can create a Tree Management Plan for tree owners and managers designed to specification with information per tree including inspection and work regimes.