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.

As we work across the timber production and supply chain – from seedling to saw – we have a keen understanding of the issues associated with quality timber production.

Prolific ash tree regeneration on the floor of a Devon woodland – something to be encouraged in the face of Chalara fraxinea (Ash dieback)

Our woodland management plans provide a thorough analysis of standing timber, access and wildlife issues.  We consider long term sustainable timber production combined with protecting wildlife interests and habitat targets to create a practical, working management plan that is fully UK Forestry Standard compliant. 

Click here to view and download The UK Forestry Standard

Always seeking to create a balance, we provide guidance on best practice extraction methods to reduce costs and allow for sustainable profits, without compromise to the issues of soil compaction and loss of ground cover.

Woodland Survey Work

Surveying and Mapping using GPS (Geographic Positioning System) in the field and transferring this to digital maps helps to provide up to date information on woodland sites, boundary features, tracks right down to locating and recording data for individual trees. 

GIS mapping helps to record, inform and illustrate the approach for woodland management plans and the programme of operations

Alongside management of existing woodland, our services include tree planting and woodland creation.

To further add value to your timber you can hire our competitively priced mobile saw milling and kiln drying services – turning harvested roundwood into higher value sawn quality timber ready to sell to local markets or to use in your own projects.

We also provide a visual stress grading service to those who need their timber to be passed as fit for structural use.

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.
  • 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.
  • Volunteers Pulling Conifers 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.
  • 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!