Woodlands and forests improve the lives of the local community whilst performing important economic activities such as capturing carbon, generating a sustainable timber supply, habitat creation and flood reduction, whilst aiding clients in providing a long-term income.
Tilhill is a one stop shop for farmers, landowners, investors, and businesses looking to assess their natural capital to increase biodiversity and their ecosystem services.
Biodiversity and Natural Capital
Biodiversity is absolutely critical for the long-lasting viability of businesses. It is all life on Earth – trees, plants, animals and the micro-organisms, which provide us with everything we need for survival such as oxgygen, medicine, food and fresh water.
The loss of nature and pressures from loss of biodiversity and climate change are creating risks for businesses such as flooding, fires and the extinction of species such as the worlds important conifers, providing populations with fast growing sustainable timber to meet our need for more carbon friendly, building materials than steel and concrete, and for garden products such as fencing and sleepers.
Science suggests that forests planted in the UK for wood products have significant value as a biodiversity habitat, this includes non-native species. Evidence-based management measures have become standard forestry practice in enhancing these maturing habitats, such as creating structural diversity and incorporating native tree species. For further information read Confors Biodiversity report.
Tilhill’s professional chartered foresters, Ecology and forestry investment teams work together to reduce these risks for clients by creating healthy resilient productive and conservational forests fit for the future.
Our Natural Capital Services
Forestry and Woodlands
We undertake any aspect of woodland and forestry management in both rural and urban settings, from species as diverse as Chestnut coppice to Sitka spruce and everything in-between, helping our customers to achieve their objectives and maximise their property’s potential.
Our skill sets extend from traditional management of existing woods and forests, new woodland and forest creation through to more diverse projects such as communication masts, renewable energy and recreational site creation.Learn More
CarbonStore is a business stream of Tilhill and works with companies and landowners to design, plant and manage new woodlands or to plan, implement, and oversee peatland restortion projects which help alleviate climate change.
With the combined knowledge and skill sets of Tilhill and Maelor Forest Nurseries, CarbonStore sets industry-leading standards in the supply of young trees, the creation of woodlands, and the marketing of Carbon Units.Learn More
Surveys & Assessments
Our skills and resources enable us to provide a single source service to survey, plan, design, build, mitigate and monitor projects.
We are unique in that we employ in-house ecologists to carry out the wide range of environmental work that goes hand in hand with all aspects of professional forestry and woodland services.
Our ecologists help us understand the Natural Capital of our client’s forests, including aspects such as Golden and White Tailed Eagles.Learn More
Natural Capital Investment
Increasingly, businesses have a desire to deliver and preserve our natural capital. As such a market has evolved whereby the benefit derived from various land management techniques can be traded.
In almost all cases these benefits are developed on land which is not suitable for agriculture or commercial forestry and where there is a tangible benefit to be seen by changing the use or management of the land.Learn More
Habitat Restoration, Creation & Enhancement
Tilhill’s specialist habitat restoration and creation skills include PAWS restoration, heathland development and woodland creation projects.
Restoration projects aim to retain and encourage the sites native species whilst re-engaging with potentially neglected woodlands.Learn More