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21 June 2018

Book early to avoid disappointment?

I attended a seminar last October run by Scottish Forest and Timber Technology which looked at how best use could be made of contractor resource in the forthcoming planting season. The message from speakers from nurseries, ground preparation and planters was pretty straightforward - book early to avoid disappointment. I...



08 June 2018

Forestry Feels Good

Following on from Alex's blog about the arrival of Spring in Southern England, I am pleased to report that we have seen the sun in Scotland too! After a long, cold winter it feels amazing to be out in the woods with the warm sun on my face. This is one...


24 May 2018

Make hay while the sun shines

While writing my last blog, snow was gathering at the corners of the office window. Now the sun beats down to the extent that we’ve actually had to start closing the blind. I suppose that’s the English climate for you and, as with the weather, the job role seems to...


10 May 2018

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation

Blog number two. I’m starting to feel like the new Stephen King already. In my last blog I promised I would talk a little more about what I actually did on a day-to-day basis and how varied different District roles could be. But first, I should note that my geographical...


26 April 2018

Unlocking my Potential

My name is Mike Page. I am 34 years old and have spent the last 9 months working as an Assistant Forest Manager in Tilhill’s Central Scotland office in Dunblane. My route into forestry has been long and winding and although that isn’t particularly unusual, my CV does seem especially...


28 March 2018

So what does a forester actually do…?

When asked about my career, this is the question I am asked most often. Almost everyone seems to think that foresters cut down trees for a living, whilst wearing checked shirts (that part is probably true). I have to admit that before I started working in the industry I was...


15 March 2018

From Surrey to Sitka and back again.

I guess I’m in a slightly different position to most graduates who start their careers with Tilhill Forestry. I began my time at Tilhill in the Investment and Property Team dealing with clients and acquisitions. This gave me a good insight into the financial aspect of owning a forest or...


01 March 2018

The Ecologist - An Unexpected Journey

I’ve never really blogged before, but then again as far as I know neither has Tilhill, so by default this is going to be the best blog ever written by Tilhill Forestry! I see this blog, or should I say set of blogs, written by myself and a group of...

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