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16 April 2019

ICF Council Election Success, Kirstin Leslie

Kerstin Leslie, one of Tilhill Forestry’s South-West Scotland Forest Managers, has successfully been elected, with an overwhelming majority, to the Institute of Chartered Foresters Council at the ICF’s AGM that took place during their recent annual conference. The Institute of Chartered Forester’s is the UK’s Royal Chartered body for foresters and...

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04 April 2019

Tilhill Forestry’s Brian Hawtin gains Chartership Status

Tilhill Forestry’s Principa[ Landscape Architect Brian Hawtin received his Landscape Institute Chartership Status at the Royal Institution of Great Britain at a presentation last month. Landscape professionals attended the Royal Institution of Great Britain, joined by their mentors, colleagues, friends and family for the Landscape Institute Graduation Ceremony 2019. Brian was presented...

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15 March 2019

'I Can Do Anything', Heather Fraser visits Notre Dame High School

Assistant Forest Manager Heather Fraser from our Central Scotland office visited Notre Dame high school in Glasgow for the ' I can do anything! Inspirational women's Event'. Two school alumni took part and talked about their career journey. During the subsequent focus groups they spoke about their jobs and answered...

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28 February 2019

Investment and Property Team’s Portfolio of Staff Continues to Grow

Tilhill Forestry welcomes Investment Forester Sam Booth to our Investment and Property team. Sam is a Chartered Forester with more than 10 years’ experience in managing a wide range of forests for a wide portfolio of clients representing private and, estate and the corporate and institutional sectors. He has an in-depth...

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14 February 2019

Tilhill Forestry Build on In-House Ecology Team Asset

Tilhill Forestry is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Oakley who has joined the company as part of the in-house ecology team working under the guidance of Tilhill Forestry’s lead Ecologist, John Gallacher. Sarah is based at the Central Borders office in Jedburgh and will be benefitting from John’s 20...

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18 January 2019

Tilhill Forestry’s Professionalism Steps up Further

Tilhill Forestry is proud to announce the news that another six members of staff have gained their Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) Professional Member’s status. The Company supports the Institute and endeavours to see all applicable staff achieve chartered status. The company pays the membership subscription fee and supports staff members as...

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17 January 2019

Tilhill Forestry Appointed as Agents for Woodlands For Water Project

Tilhill Forestry Appointed as Agents for Woodlands For Water Project   Tilhill Forestry have once again been appointed as agents for the Woodland For Water project by the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission England. Operating throughout Yorkshire and the North East of England until March 2019, Tilhill Forestry’s team of local managers...

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11 January 2019

Tilhill Forestry seek quality graduates

A degree of excellence - Tilhill Forestry seeks quality graduates. Tilhill Forestry is seeking graduates with drive, passion and enthusiasm who are interested in a career within the forest sector with the industry’s leading company. High-achieving forestry graduates, or those studying for a degree or about to graduate in forestry or related...

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01 January 2019

The role of urban trees and greenspaces in reducing urban air temperatures

Cities and towns are often affected by the urban heat island effect, whereby air temperatures are higher than those in surrounding rural environments. This Research Note describes the negative impact that elevated urban temperatures can have on human thermal comfort and health and how urban green infrastructure can help lessen...

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18 December 2018

Aberdeen University Student Celebrates Award and a Job

An Aberdeen University student is celebrating after winning an award from Tilhill Forestry and graduating with an MSc in Environmental and Forest Management.   Heather Fraser, 26, from Scotland, won the Tilhill Forestry Award for being the outstanding student on the MSc Environmental and Forest Management programme in 2017-2018. She said: “I am delighted...

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11 December 2018

Centenary of Latvian independence brings UK-Latvia relations to forefront of Christmas celebrations

Centenary of Latvian independence brings UK-Latvia relations to forefront of Christmas celebrations   Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and Ambassador of Latvia to the United Kingdom, Baiba Braže, lit the lights of a Latvian Christmas tree this week to mark the country’s 100th year of independence and celebrate the continuing strength of UK-LV...

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04 December 2018

Wales & Marches Team Move Office After 30 Years

Our Wales & Marches team last moved offices over 30 years ago. It was therefore with mixed emotions that the team recently made the move from their old premises at Lloyds Bank Chambers at 14 High Street, Llandovery to their new office in Church Bank, Llandovery. The move was brought about by the...

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28 November 2018

New Forests and Management for the Future - Rob Coltman

New Forests and Management for the Future The United Kingdom is facing challenges in an already fast changing 21st Century. Increasing global temperatures and human demands on land put great strain on our isles, impacting economy and ecology alike. Coupled with this, the much-debated effects of Brexit have led to...

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27 November 2018

Developing Demand for Diversification - David Pelly

How can forestry and wood processing help deliver a Green Brexit and a more sustainable UK society? Brexit could offer the opportunity to end our overreliance on one non-native species, it presents a chance to use the momentum of change from EU legislation to educate and adapt. As an industry, UK forestry...

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21 November 2018

Forestry investment remains a top performer

The UK Forest Market Report 2018, launched today in London, has revealed that patience and shrewd forestry investment choices have paid dividends over the last 12 months. Many UK forest owners who purchased their property 30 or 40 years ago are now reaping exceptional rewards for patiently growing their timber assets...

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05 November 2018

Student Wins Award with Best New Planting Application Report

An Inverness College UHI student is celebrating after winning a prestigious award from Tilhill Forestry. Ryan Assal, who is in the third year of the University of the Highland and Islands’ BSc (Hons) in Forest Management, won the Tilhill Forestry Award for Best New Planting Application following a report he prepared...

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24 October 2018

New appointments to the Conifer Breeding Co-operative Board

The Conifer Breeding Co-operative is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor John MacKay PhD as their new Chairman. John secured the position following the retirement of Dr Steve Lee from his role with the Co-operative. The Conifer Breeding Co-operative is dedicated to ensuring the production of selected and improved vegetatively...

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20 September 2018

New partnership launched to help meet skills gap in forestry

A LEADING agriculture college has joined forces with the UK’s largest forestry and timber harvesting company to meet a growing demand for woodland workers. Coleg Cambria Llysfasi and Tilhill Forestry unveiled their new partnership - the first of its type - at the APF 2018 show held at Ragley Estate in...

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10 September 2018

Government increases access for landowners to receive woodland creation grants.

Government increases access for landowners to receive woodland creation grants. From today, it will be easier for landowners to access generous grants for creating new woodland, Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has announced. Applications are now being accepted for the latest round of the Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant – a scheme which provides up...

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05 September 2018

Appointment strengthens Landscape Team Further

Tilhill Forestry are expanding their rapidly growing Landscaping business with the appointment of Brian Hawtin, a landscaper with many years’ experience working in a wide range of disciplines. His appointment will take Tilhill Forestry into new markets and help deliver quality and consistency to the landscaping team. Brian will be...

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