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.

Forestry Services

For many years, Nicholsons’ core business has been our forestry services including 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.

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

Woodland Management


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
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Tree Planting and Establishment


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
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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
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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
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