Forestry

NEW WOODLAND CREATION

Ever since Nicholsons was established, our forestry services, including new woodland creation and aftercare, have been a core part of the business. From initial site checks and planning through to woodland design, tree planting and aftercare, this is a principal area of our expertise.

New woodland creation needs to be given careful consideration to navigate a multitude of factors, such as position within the landscape, archaeological features and designations. We have designed and created many hectares of new woodland in recent years, such as shelter belts, extensions to existing woodland and large woodland creation schemes.

Nicholsons can provide a full end-to-end service from the design, planning and budgeting of new woodland, right through to the plant supply, planting and ongoing maintenance required to ensure the success of your woodland creation scheme.

Contact the Team

Bev

Bev Rees
Office Manager
01869 340342 (opt 3)

Forestry

NEW WOODLAND CREATION

Ever since Nicholsons was established, our forestry services, including new woodland creation and aftercare, have been a core part of the business. From initial site checks and planning through to woodland design, tree planting and aftercare, this is a principal area of our expertise.

New woodland creation needs to be given careful consideration to navigate a multitude of factors, such as position within the landscape, archaeological features and designations. We have designed and created many hectares of new woodland in recent years, such as shelter belts, extensions to existing woodland and large woodland creation schemes.

Nicholsons can provide a full end-to-end service from the design, planning and budgeting of new woodland, right through to the plant supply, planting and ongoing maintenance required to ensure the success of your woodland creation scheme.

Our Services

Woodland Design

Our Woodland Design services focus on crafting attractive and functional woodlands that are sympathetic to the local landscape. From the initial assessment to the final implementation, we carefully consider factors such as soil quality, topography and local habitat dynamics, ensuring the creation of thriving woodlands that provide a haven for a diverse range of flora and fauna. With our expertise in tree selection, spacings and layout, we guarantee optimal growth and long-term sustainability. Whether you seek a tranquil woodland sanctuary, a thriving ecosystem or an income-generating timber woodland, our expert team will collaborate closely with you to bring your vision to life.

Tree Planting & Aftercare

We recognise the importance of trees in nurturing a healthier planet, and our dedicated team is committed to making a positive impact. From urban areas to rural landscapes, we specialise in carefully selecting and planting tree species that thrive in their surroundings, creating a sustainable and biodiverse habitat. Our foresters employ the highest standards of planting techniques, encouraging the establishment of strong, vibrant trees.

Our comprehensive aftercare services ensure that your trees receive the care they require, including regular monitoring, weeding, pruning and general maintenance required within your new woodland.

Grant Applications

We understand the financial challenges that comes when creating a new woodland, which is why we offer comprehensive assistance in securing grants to assist funding your new woodland. With a very detailed understanding of these complex grants, our foresters will work closely with you, identifying available grants and schemes that align with your specific goals and objectives, securing an important income stream for your woodland.

Please see the Grants, Funding and Licencing page for further details of all woodland grants currently available.

Implementation & Budgeting

Effective implementation and strategic budgeting are vital for the smooth execution of forestry initiatives. Our expert team will collaborate closely with you to develop comprehensive implementation plans, considering factors such as site preparation, tree selection, planting techniques, and maintenance schedules. Additionally, we excel in creating accurate and realistic budgets that align with your project goals and financial parameters. By optimising resource allocation and cost management, we ensure that your forestry projects are executed seamlessly, on time, and within budget. With our proven expertise and attention to detail, you can rest assured that every aspect of your project will be thoroughly planned and executed.

Operational Contract Management

Managing contracts in the forestry industry can be complex and challenging; we’re here to streamline the process for you. Our team of experts specialises in contract administration, negotiation and compliance, ensuring that all aspects of your forestry contracts are handled with precision and efficiency.

We offer comprehensive support throughout the contract lifecycle, from drafting and reviewing agreements to monitoring performance and resolving disputes. With our meticulous attention to detail and deep industry knowledge, you can trust us to protect your interests and maximise the value of your contracts and woodlands.

Agroforestry

Our agroforestry services combine the best of agriculture and forestry, providing a holistic approach to land management that ensures productivity, profitability, and environmental stewardship.

With our expert team of agroforestry specialists, we will design and implement tailored solutions for your agricultural land. By strategically integrating trees and shrubs into your farm, we unlock a world of benefits. Boost your crop yields through improved soil health, enhanced water management, and natural pest control. Enjoy increased profitability with diversified income streams from timber, fruits, nuts, and other high-value products.

Our Services

Woodland Design

Our Woodland Design services focus on crafting attractive and functional woodlands that are sympathetic to the local landscape. From the initial assessment to the final implementation, we carefully consider factors such as soil quality, topography and local habitat dynamics, ensuring the creation of thriving woodlands that provide a haven for a diverse range of flora and fauna. With our expertise in tree selection, spacings and layout, we guarantee optimal growth and long-term sustainability. Whether you seek a tranquil woodland sanctuary, a thriving ecosystem or an income-generating timber woodland, our expert team will collaborate closely with you to bring your vision to life.

Tree Planting & Aftercare

We recognise the importance of trees in nurturing a healthier planet, and our dedicated team is committed to making a positive impact. From urban areas to rural landscapes, we specialise in carefully selecting and planting tree species that thrive in their surroundings, creating a sustainable and biodiverse habitat. Our foresters employ the highest standards of planting techniques, encouraging the establishment of strong, vibrant trees.

Our comprehensive aftercare services ensure that your trees receive the care they require, including regular monitoring, weeding, pruning and general maintenance required within your new woodland.

Grant Applications

We understand the financial challenges that comes when creating a new woodland, which is why we offer comprehensive assistance in securing grants to assist funding your new woodland. With a very detailed understanding of these complex grants, our foresters will work closely with you, identifying available grants and schemes that align with your specific goals and objectives, securing an important income stream for your woodland.

Please see the Grants, Funding and Licencing page for further details of all woodland grants currently available.

Implementation & Budgeting

Effective implementation and strategic budgeting are vital for the smooth execution of forestry initiatives. Our expert team will collaborate closely with you to develop comprehensive implementation plans, considering factors such as site preparation, tree selection, planting techniques, and maintenance schedules. Additionally, we excel in creating accurate and realistic budgets that align with your project goals and financial parameters. By optimising resource allocation and cost management, we ensure that your forestry projects are executed seamlessly, on time, and within budget. With our proven expertise and attention to detail, you can rest assured that every aspect of your project will be thoroughly planned and executed.

Operational Contract Management

Managing contracts in the forestry industry can be complex and challenging; we’re here to streamline the process for you. Our team of experts specialises in contract administration, negotiation and compliance, ensuring that all aspects of your forestry contracts are handled with precision and efficiency.

We offer comprehensive support throughout the contract lifecycle, from drafting and reviewing agreements to monitoring performance and resolving disputes. With our meticulous attention to detail and deep industry knowledge, you can trust us to protect your interests and maximise the value of your contracts and woodlands.

Agroforestry

Our agroforestry services combine the best of agriculture and forestry, providing a holistic approach to land management that ensures productivity, profitability, and environmental stewardship.

With our expert team of agroforestry specialists, we will design and implement tailored solutions for your agricultural land. By strategically integrating trees and shrubs into your farm, we unlock a world of benefits. Boost your crop yields through improved soil health, enhanced water management, and natural pest control. Enjoy increased profitability with diversified income streams from timber, fruits, nuts, and other high-value products.

Contact the Team

Bev

Bev Rees
Office Manager
01869 340342 (opt 3)

“I have worked with Justin Mumford and his team for over 20 years with a variety of different clients in unique settings. This has included advice he has provided for landed estates of significant scale, both in rural and urban settings, charities with sensitive parkland restoration needs, private clients wanting to understand their woodland, habitat and biodiversity needs and the sale and marketing of commercial timber adding value at every opportunity.

I find his outlook one of energy, enterprise and enthusiasm in a sector that has diversified and developed significantly over those years. All the while the advice he and his team provide is current always looking to the future, timely and sound. He has developed his skills to become an industry leading figure and someone that I always look forward to working with and learning from.”

Edwin Christmas FRICS

“As I rapidly increase the number of woodland and forestry capabilities on farm, I continue to place my full trust in Nicholsons to deliver the highest quality service, both in field and regarding advice, licensing and documentation support. I would recommend them any day of the week to any one.”

“Firstly let me acknowledge what Nicholson’s have achieved in bring us all together and then delivering on their part of the agreement so professionally and efficiently despite the various issues that have been overcome without any due fuss or detriment to the objective.

Your team of Sam, Simon, Clara, Claudia and George were exemplar and I would ask that you please pass on the thanks and appreciation from all of us at Morgan Sindall for being true ambassadors for the project as well as your business. I would be remiss if I did not save special recognition for Liz and her boundless efforts to facilitate the project, Charlotte for her attention to detail and yourself for delivering with passion and commitment, for myself playing a small part alongside you has been a real bonus for me and an honour.

I do look forward to us all remaining committed to the woodlands being a success and perhaps pioneering other projects where we can work side by side and create not only legacies but places for fun and the betterment for all.”

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