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FORESTRY & ARBORICULTURE

Nicholsons offer a range of forestry services including a complete woodland and tree management service, providing straightforward but bespoke support to landowners in the areas of woodland management, arboriculture and tree surgery.

We focus on delivering a service that meets all client objectives.

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Forestry & Arboriculture

For many years, Nicholsons’ core business has been the planting, establishment and aftercare of new woodlands. From initial site checks and planning through to design, planting and aftercare, this is a principal area of our expertise.

We have a range of qualified teams to complete different operations. Please see below for more details on different services.

Forestry and Arboriculture

Our ethos is supportive and professional and we believe that this is demonstrated in all the work that we do.

Woodland Management

Forestry and Arboriculture

Our team of professional foresters are passionate about supporting landowners to develop and manage their woodlands. We focus on working with clients to create plans for sustainable management operations that will develop over time by responding to the current climate and biosecurity challenges with a drive to future-proof our schemes.

Our capabilities include:

  • Woodland management plans
  • Deer management plans
  • Budget forecasts
  • All operational planning
  • Felling licences
  • Grant applications

Tree Planting and Establishment

Forestry and Arboriculture

Nicholsons work with clients on location, design, species selection and protection requirements, as well as planning full aftercare and maintenance programmes of all planting schemes. Our trained forestry teams are equally capable of handling mature as well as small bare-rooted planting stock.

Our capabilities include:

  • Woodland creation
  • Restocking sites in forests
  • Hedgerows
  • Parklands & avenues
  • Shelterbelts
  • Arboreta
  • Project-specific planting
  • Industrial landscapes

Fencing

Forestry and Arboriculture

We advise and design the most appropriate fencing specification to meet current and future needs of landowners. Our product specifications ensure longevity of the materials chosen. Our experienced team provide a full installation and maintenance service. Working with our purpose built, low-impact machines; projects can be effectively achieved in the most demanding of terrains.

Our capabilities include:

  • Stock netting
  • Rabbit fencing
  • Deer fencing
  • Estate railing
  • Cleft chestnut
  • Domestic fencing

Surveying

Forestry and Arboriculture

Nicholsons conduct tree safety surveys for landowners, BS5837 surveys for development sites and potential management schemes. Our surveyors are fully qualified and produce detailed surveys; including recommendations to enable effective management of trees.

Our capabilities include:

Tree Safety Surveys for:

  • Roads and pathways
  • Properties
  • Public spaces
  • Individual tree reports

BS5837 – Surveys for construction sites:

  • Arboricultural impact assessment
  • Arboricultural method statement
  • Site monitoring

Arboriculture

Forestry and Arboriculture

We provide clients with highly qualified and equipped teams to undertake all major aspects of arboricultural operations and management. All tree works carried out to a British Standard BS3998 and conducted in accordance with the Working at Height Regulations 2005 and practices detailed in the HSE document AFAG 401. We can manage all Felling License applications on your behalf.

Our capabilities include:

  • Felling operations
  • Controlled whole tree dismantle operations
  • Stump grinding operations
  • Crown reductions/reshaping
  • Selective pruning

Harvesting and Marketing

Forestry and Arboriculture

Our experienced teams work to maximise revenue and silvicultural benefits from forest operations using modern equipment and best practice.

We sell timber, both standing and at roadside, for and on behalf of the client. We manage the operation from start to finish, ensuring optimal yield, quality of workmanship, protection of ecosystems and Health & Safety compliance.

How can our forestry team help?

Our expert forestry team offer a wide range of services and would be happy to discuss how they can best support you.

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“Thank you all for such a rare and appreciated quality of service. We will have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends.”

Mrs Borrough

Nicholsons is accredited by the following official organisations:

Approved contractors of the Safe-contractor scheme, Nicholsons are also accredited with CHAS and Arboricultural Association. The Company are also members of BALI and recently won awards as Cherwell Employer of the year 2016, Cherwell Established Business of the Year 2014, as well as being finalists in the Oxfordshire Business of the Year awards in 2013 (Energy and Environment Award).

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