About us

If you want to know more about who we are and what we do, who we do it for and why – this is the web page is for you!

White Wood Management (WWM) is made up of a team of 6 employees and a further 8 associates skilled in a wide range of wood related operations from tree planting and felling by chainsaw, through to saw milling, drying, processing and crafting timber

Founder Jim White:

Previously employed with South West Forest, a rural development forestry project based in Northern Devon and North Cornwall, Jim took the primary vision of SWF into his own enterprise. Launched in July 2009, White Wood Management, demonstrates the scope for using local timber and assisting local land owners in the establishment, management and care of the woodland resource, promoting opportunities for biodiversity conservation and enhancement. Building on this vision, he has this year, 2020, launched a new venture “Devon Timber” through which all sawn and processed wood products are now sold.

Eager to formalise his woodland management expertise Jim completed a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Forestry and Forest Products with Bangor University in 2014. He says…

 “Given the expanding customer base and the diverse needs this places on the business, I am delighted to have had the opportunity to expand my knowledge and practice through the distance learning study with Bangor.” Jim adds, “Studying whilst developing my new business was a challenge but it has most definitely been worth it. Each aspect has supported the other.”

Now its eleventh year of trading Jim’s business has built up a client group and reputation for reliability and integrity in sustainable woodland management, advice and utilisation. In this time WWM has engaged a range of skilled employees and associates to work with Jim on a diverse range of projects such as:

  • New native woodland planting,
  • Formative tree and high pruning,
  • Felling,
  • Saw milling,
  • Air drying timber
  • Kiln drying timber
  • Grading timber for construction,
  • Woodland surveying & mapping,
  • Woodland management plans
  • Woodland grant applications
  • Bench / seat fabrication
  • Raised bed installation
  • Bird, dormouse and bat box fabrication

For an equally wide range of clients including:

  • The Woodland Trust
  • The National Trust
  • Dartmoor National Park Authority
  • Natural England
  • Various Ecology consultants
  • Parish councils across Devon
  • Numerous private land owners and
  • Farmers

White Wood Management has worked closely with a breadth of other businesses including:

…to help meet the diverse range of services and products that WWM, and Devon Timber combined provides.