Volunteer group management

Volunteers are the life-blood of environmental conservation work. People from all walks of life who are prepared to put their time and energy into making the world a better, greener place.

We are proud to have been involved in developing a volunteer programme for the Woodland Trust where willing workers join us in hands-on practical woodland activities at Fingle Woods and Bovey Woods on Dartmoor.

Volunteers pulling Himalayan Balsalm in the Fingle Valley – non-chemical weed control!

For a full day a small team work together, learning new skills, enjoying some time out in the woods in the company of others.

These volunteers have helped to remove thousands of unwanted invasive weeds from the woodland floor giving our own native wildlife a better chance to survive!

Activities and skills development for volunteers include: bridge and boardwalk building (using timber produced from the site); stone walling; ecological monitoring; deadwood and ancient boundary surveys; tree planting and aftercare; conifer sapling removal; small tree felling; fencing and tree nursery construction.

A few hands and a willingness to help can make a big difference to our woodland habitats. The commitment and energy of volunteers is amazing and when properly harnessed and well coordinated, good meaningful work gets done. Volunteers bring along their interests in environmental and social responsibility, and with enthusiasm and a packed lunch they can do great things! 

Volunteers helping to ‘weed’ on a grand scale in Fingle Wood!

If you would like to see what volunteers might be able to do to help manage your site’s public and conservation interests and would like us to manage them for you, then please Contact Us.

Other services

  • Mobile saw milling
    Add value to your timber by hiring our competitively priced mobile saw milling services - turning harvested roundwood into higher value sawn timber. Sell to local markets or use in your own projects.
  • Timber stacked to dry in kiln Kiln drying
    We offer a kiln drying service for both soft and hard woods – let us quote for the milling and kiln drying of your timber.
  • Visual stress grading & CE mark for structural timber
    We are fully certified by BMTRADA to assess, grade and CE mark your hardwood and softwood timbers to current British and European standards for structural use.
  • Woodland management planning & advice
    We provide planning, advice and management services for woodland owners helping to secure a sustainable income from woodland whilst maintaining and enhancing a sustainable habitat for wildlife and amenity opportunities.
  • First season growth of newly planted trees Tree planting, woodland creation & design
    Creating areas of new woodland can be very rewarding, but long term success relies on choosing the right species, planning where and when to plant and knowing how to plant and care for your new trees.
  • Woodland crafts and training
    White Wood Management is proud to offer a range of beautiful woodland crafts as part of its portfolio. Training sessions that share these timeless and rewarding skills are also available to book. And it's never too early, or late, to start!