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04 December 2019

It’s Time to Talk about Woodland Creation

A blog by Assistant Forest Manager Dan Wilson, Central Borders It’s good to see Luke Cross tackling the political climate in his blog last week. It’s a busy time for the government who seem overwhelmingly preoccupied with ‘getting Brexit done.’ Forestry is a breath of fresh air in this regard. “Forestry...



19 November 2019

We are the Lucky Ones. Now is Our Time

Hello everyone, my name is Luke Cross, Assistant Forest Manager in the Bala office and with this blog I hope to remind people how lucky we are to work in this industry and how important our role is for the future. This comes off the back of a new environmental...


06 November 2019

Forestry – A Path Worth Pursuing

Last month I attended the Royal Forestry Society ‘Future Forestry Skills Day. The events aim was to promote forestry and arboriculture to students studying related subjects or those who have recently begun working in the field. The day was split between a morning of talks from industry figures and an...


29 October 2019

My Job as a Forest Manager

by Forest Manager, Hannah Richardson, South West Scotland. My last few blogs have been centred around specific topics so for this piece I’m going to bring it back to my day to day job as a Forest Manager Almost a year and a half ago, when I first started writing my blog,...


21 October 2019

See The Forest For The Trees

Hi everyone, welcome to my second blog post! As I mentioned in my first post, all about the ICF Harvesting and Marketing Study Tour, I started out my forestry career in forest management, before changing to the harvesting sector. So, what’s the difference and how did I get here? Like many...


14 October 2019

Best New Planting Application Report Prize Winner Q & A

Scottish School of Forestry student Alasdair Sangster at Inverness College recently won the Tilhill Forestry Award for Best New Planting Application following a report he prepared on woodland creation in his forestry policy and law module. Tilhill Forestry spoke to Alasdair to gain an insight into his course in HND Forestry...


09 October 2019

Harvesting The Future

A blog by Shaun Holt, Harvesting Contract Manager, Tilhill Forestry I have been asked to write a blog.  Select your own subject they said! But what? I had a think. What subject do you cover when you are out all day just doing your job? Well, there has been a lot...


20 September 2019

My Week at Tilhill Forestry– A Week of Preconceptions Being Disproven.

My Week at Tilhill Forestry– A Week of Preconceptions Being Disproven. By Nicola Fleck. Nicola is from Sedbergh in Cumbria and has just completed her joint honours degree in Geology and Environmental Science at Lancaster University. Nicola is soon to start her MSc in Environmental Law at Lancaster. In looking to...


20 September 2019

What do you do? I work in Forestry.

Hi, my name is Dan Wilson and I’m an Assistant Forest Manager working for Tilhill Forestry in their Central Borders office. This is my second blog for following ‘Forestry? As a Career?’ I think most of my colleagues can remember having some close variation on the following conversation: "So, what d’you do...


10 September 2019

The Perception of Forestry and Forestry Operations

by Luke Cross Assistant Forest Manager, Wales Hello everyone, my name is Luke Cross and I am an Assistant Forest Manager in the Wales Bala office. I have been working for Tilhill Forestry as part of the graduate scheme for over 12 months and boy has the time flown by! This...


29 August 2019

Trees Going Forward

There’s a quote that I’ve seen pop up from time-to-time on my internet meanderings that says something like: “Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” I can’t seem to find a definitive source for the quotation and the wording seems...


19 August 2019

Work Shadowing with Tilhill Forestry

Work shadowing by Megan, currently studying a Natural Sciences Degree at St Andrew’s. My work experience week with Tilhill Forestry was extremely varied and ranged from getting to see and experience a wide range of what goes on in the Company, in the office and out on site from both an...


08 August 2019

Forests of the future to clean up the past

by Assistant Forest Manager Hannah Richardson, South-West Scotland. Climate change continues to be at the forefront in all of our day to day lives. Whilst in Scotland last week we were revelling in the almost 30-degree temperatures, it’s hard not to realise that there may be a sinister cause for our...


23 July 2019

Nine Months Later!

As the title suggests, July marks nine months since I began the graduate scheme with Tilhill Forestry. It has gone very quickly. Partly, I think due to the natural stratification of a forester’s year, which is quite refreshing, having previously been in a vocation where days ran into weeks, which...


03 July 2019

Forest Industry Modesty

Hello all, my name is Luke Cross and this is my second blog in a series I am putting together about all things forestry from the perspective of a newly appointed Assistant Forest Manager (AFM). For those that didn’t catch the last blog I work in the North Wales office and...


26 June 2019

The Forests of the Future

by Tilhill Forestry Assistant Forest Manager, Hannah Richardson South West Scotland Since my last blog woodland creation has become a much larger aspect of my day to day job. As an Environmental Science graduate and keen environmentalist, I enjoy the challenges and rewards that come from being a part of woodland creation...


20 June 2019

ICF Harvesting and Marketing Study Tour

Institute of Chartered Foresters Harvesting and Marketing Study Tour by Shona Smyth, Harvesting Contracts Manager, South Wales With the recent Harvesting and Marketing Study Tour being the first tour of its kind for the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), I thought I’d share the highlights of the event with all of...


17 June 2019

Future Trees Trust Supporter's Day 2019

The Future Trees Trust held a Supporters’ Day which saw the launch of the publication of ‘A Strategy for UK Forest Genetic Resources: protecting the UK’s unique diversity of trees and shrubs’ by Clare Trivedi, Conservation Partnership Coordinator at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Ash Research Strategy, launched by...


10 June 2019

Mindful Men, in the Woods

by Assistant Forest Manager, Rob Coltman In this blog I’d like to talk about Men’s Health Week (which runs this week from 10th- 16th of June) in the context of mental health and forestry, and how I feel the industry is in a good position to promote mental health to its...


13 May 2019

Forestry, an a-typical recruit!

This is the first blog in a series of six that I have been asked to write. I intend to use this edition to give a little insight into myself and my past. My Name is Jay Li Sanderson. I started work with Tilhill Forestry as an Assistant Forest Manager...

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