What can Nicholsons offer?
Nicholsons are able to provide the following services to effectively manage Ash Dieback at an individual tree and woodland level:
Individual Tree Assessments
A visual inspection from the ground with climbing or drone inspection if required resulting in confirmation of disease presence and recommendation of work to be undertaken based on the trees location and size. Can be accompanied by a quote covering the recommended works if required.
Managing Forestry Operations & Timber Sales
Our experienced foresters are able to supervise all aspects of thinning, clear-felling, and restocking of infected ash woodland. They can also market and secure the best available prices for timber and provide realistic advice on what that timber may be worth.
Identification of disease symptoms can be confirmed by submission to the Forestry Commission’s free TreeAlert service. Our experienced personnel are able to take correct samples and submit appropriate location information in order to confirm the presence of ash dieback on a site.
Woodland Management Advice
Our experienced foresters can provide desktop or field visit based advice on how to manage your woodlands, what to plan for, and where ash is to be cleared recommend alternative species to restock with. Our foresters can also draw up formal Woodland Management plans to the Forestry Commission/UKWAS standard, which once approved provide a 10 year felling licence and unlock the wider suit of woodland grants.
Securing Woodland Grants
Our forestry team has extensive experience of the existing woodland grant schemes, including the Countryside Stewardship Tree Health grant designed to help woodland owners restock woodland infected with Ash Dieback which is consequently being felled prematurely. We are able to compile and submit grant applications with appropriate mapping and detail.
Need advice or further information? CONTACT A MEMBER OF OUR FORESTRY DEPT
Tel: 01869 340 342 option 3
Useful Sources of Information on Ash Dieback
Disease Identification – https://www.treecouncil.org.uk/What-We-Do/Ash-Dieback
Disease Outbreak Map – http://chalaramap.fera.defra.gov.uk
Forestry Commission Guidance – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/managing-ash-in-woodlands-in-light-of-ash-dieback-operations-note-46
Summary of European Academic research – https://www.slu.se/globalassets/ew/org/inst/mykopat/forskning/stenlid/dieback-of-european-ash.pdf
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.