Land Management Contracting

We are able to be able to offer the services of our skilled and experienced reserves management team to organisations involved in conservation land management, companies and private landowners.

WTSWW contractingThe services we offer include:

• Footpath clearance & vegetation management
• Woodland management & coppicing
• Grassland management
• New woodland creation and planting
• Invasive species eradication programmes

Noticeboard at Craig Cilhendre

Building a new noticeboard

• Low impact small diameter timber extraction
• Mobile sawmilling
• Installation of riven oak fencing, post & rail fencing and gates.
• Supply and installation of benches, notice boards and other outdoor furniture
• Supply and installation of a variety of nest boxes
• Installation of boardwalks & bridges
• Creation & management of schools outdoor classrooms
• Demonstrations of sawmilling, greenwood working etc at events
• We can also sometimes offer for sale small quantities of sawn timber, coppice wood products & firewood from management of our nature reserves.

Contact Paul Thornton 07966 564732
or Lizzie Wilberforce 07970 780553 for more information.

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