Environmental responsibility is key to all of Tilhill's operations.
Our management of environmental issues is compliant with the ISO 14001 standard. Tilhill is the only forestry company in the UK to employ a full-time ecologist to advise on environmental matters.
The delicate balance that must be struck between commercial return and environmental requirements is well understood by Tilhill. Our advice is pragmatic and specific to the needs of the client and the site.
Placing the natural heritage value of land in the context of its wider landscape setting is essential. As is relating such values to wider initiatives such as Habitat Action Plans, Species Action Plans, Local Biodiversity Action Plans, European Directives and the wide range of Forestry Commission guidance on ancient woodland and peatland restoration and management.
Environmental impact assessments and forest certification
Some projects may require an Environmental Impact Assessment because of their scale, location, or perceived impact on the environment. Tilhill's in-house ecologists have undertaken a wide range of EIAs and we are able to advise on the best and most cost-effective approach.
UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS) certification requires that the conservation value of 'special features' such as designated sites, ancient woodlands, and plantations on ancient woodland sites are taken into account in determining the management objectives for the site.
A wide client base
Tilhill has been working on environmentally-sensitive sites for many years, including Sites of Special Scientific Interest for Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, and Scottish Natural Heritage. We also work with many local authorities to help them deliver a range of environmental enhancements.