Woodland Management

Many of us have never seen much worth in our woodlands but have appreciated them as livestock shelter or wind breaks. That is until now. With more value being associated with the cheaper or poorer cuts of wood due to the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) and the productions of wood chip & pellets for the boilers, including ash, beech, cherry and birch, it may be time to look at management of your woodlands.

McCartneys have teamed up with forestry consultants to advise on woodland thinning and replanting management. Our advice would give an estimation of the net volume of timber to be thinned and estimated revenue. We have relationships with existing timber purchasers to get the best deal for the timber you may have present in your woodland.

We can also advise on future woodland management plans and grant funding for replanting. Our consultants can provide a free four hour appraisal of your woodland with a recommendation report.

McCartneys often get phone calls from interested parties looking to purchase woodland so if you have an off-lying parcel of woodland not required for your farming business then we can advise you on the sale value.


We offer an extensive range of services including:

  • Advice on acquiring a commercial forest investment
  • Advice on acquiring forests and woodlands for commercial or amenity purposes
  • A bespoke professional forest management service
  • A planning service built around client objectives
  • Marketing and sale of timber
  • Planting and restocking of new and existing woodland
  • Roading, drainage and fencing
  • Grant aid advice and management
  • Budgeting and management accounting including VAT returns
  • Professional management reporting, forecasting, valuations and working plans
  • Advice on sale and disposal
  • Advice on registration and validation of woodlands with the Woodland Carbon Code
  • Advice on woodland certification schemes


If you do go down to the wood today be sure to assess what’s there and then give us a call. 


For professional advice on any aspect of Woodland Management please contact one of our experts below.

  • Gareth Wall


  • Jenny Layton Mills


  • Katie Morris


  • Simon Edwards


  • John Uffold


  • Phillip Blackman-Howard

    Tenbury Wells

  • Les Thomas

    Craven Arms