Smiths Gore

Forestry and Woodland Management Services


The current strength of the woodland and timber markets has helped to make active management of forestry and woodland a more realistic proposition. But owners face a number of challenges. These include controlling running costs, addressing the public liability issues associated with roadside trees and meeting the requirements to qualify for grants.

Our work ranges from the strategic to the immediate and practical. We help owners to develop 20 year forest plans, which play an increasingly important role in gaining grant aid and felling licences. At the other end of the spectrum, we carry out felling, thinning and replanting operations.


The firm's own forest certification scheme eases our clients' path to achieving eligibility under national woodland schemes, improving market access and timber prices. Fundamental to our approach is impartial advice and transparent costing.

We manage 40,000 hectares of woodland across the UK, providing tree surveys and woodland and arboricultural risk management services for clients including The Highways Agency, Forestry Commission, Duchy of Lancaster, Church Commissioners and Mansfield Estates.

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