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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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31 August 2018

Tilhill Forestry builds up the team in Aberdeenshire

Tilhill Forestry is delighted to announce that Calum Murray has joined the North Highland Team in a move that sees him relocating from Tilhill’s West Highland District in order to expand Tilhill’s presence in Aberdeenshire. Calum will be focusing on developing the forestry and harvesting business alongside District Manager Julian Hollingdale and...

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13 August 2018

Best Dissertation wins Tilhill Forestry Award

Tom Roberts, a student from Cumbria University, is celebrating after winning the Tilhill Forestry award for ‘Best Dissertation’ along with a prize of £250. The Award was presented by Andrew Vaughan, District Manager for Tilhill Forestry in Central Scotland. Tom’s dissertation was a study of subsequent crop performance following biomass harvesting, highlighting...

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30 July 2018

Tilhill Forestry's South East England Team Strengthens Further

Tilhill Forestry is delighted to welcome two new team members to the South East England Forestry and Landscaping team. Working from Tilhill Forestry's Groombridge Offices is Brian Hawtin CMLI BA(Hons) MCIHort. Brian is a Chartered Landscape Architect whose extensive experience covers landscape design, project management, landscape maintenance and construction across the landscape spectrum. Previously,...

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26 July 2018

Tilhill Forestry win multiple awards - again

Tilhill Forestry is delighted to have won multiple awards across different categories in the 2018 Woodlands Competition at the Royal Welsh Show. Senior Forest Manager, Iwan Parry entered four woodlands into the Royal Welsh Show Woodlands Competition winning twelve different prizes.To complete the accolades, Iwan Parry also won the prestigious...

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01 June 2018

Tilhill Forestry Win Woodland Awards

Beed’s Hill Woodlands was recently awarded the The Confor Elite Stand Perpetual Trophy in the Woodland Competition at the 2018 Devon County Show.  Owned for many years by Mrs Lee, Tilhill Forestry have long managed the coniferous plantation near Axminster, East Devon. The award was presented by Sir Harry Studholme, Chair...

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31 May 2018

Tilhill Forestry strengthens its teams with fresh appointments

Tilhill Forestry is pleased to announce the recent appointments of Neil Bond and Chris Grice. Neil Bond has been appointed Fibre Supply Operations Manager based at UPM Shotton and Chris Grice has joined the North and Central England Team as a Senior Forest Manager. Both are highly-experienced in their fields and their appointments...

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22 May 2018

Peter Chappell, Woodland Investment Seminar

Next month will see Tilhill Forestry speaking to investment managers and financial advisors about woodland value enhancements, legalities and creating woodlands. We caught up with Peter Chappell ahead of the Woodland Investment Seminar on 6th June in Yorkshire. Peter (MSc, MICFor) is a provider of a woodland aquisition advisory service that supports...

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22 May 2018

BSW announces €40m investment plans for Slovenian sawmill

BSW Timber, the UK’s leading integrated forestry and timber company, has announced its latest investment of €40m in Slovenia, constructing a new sawmill, CHP plant and pellet manufacturing facility which will see the creation of 170 new jobs. Representatives from BSW, including CEO Tony Hackney, are in Slovenia today, Tuesday 22nd...

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21 May 2018

Tilhill Forestry’s investment team expands

David Pelly MA MSc has joined Tilhill Forestry’s Investment and Property team. His appointment adds to the wealth of knowledge and resources Tilhill can provide to people wanting to invest in the forestry sector. David, who lives in South Queensferry, Scotland, has taken on the role of Investment Forester after joining...

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14 May 2018

John Ferguson, Tilhill Forestry's First Commercial Drone Pilot

We spoke to Tilhill Forestry Manager, John Ferguson (Wales & The Marches, Bala) about passing his test to become a commercial drone pilot. "I expect that drone use will become a norm in the not too distant future"   What led you to become a drone pilot and what are the benefits? We’ve been...

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14 May 2018

Tilhill Forestry Launches Mentorship Programme

Tilhill Forestry is launching its mentorship programme available for up and coming members of staff within the business. Managers across the business now have the chance to give back to the future of forestry and help in the development of new staff, using their experience to share their knowledge and skills...

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05 April 2018

Timber prices are strong – but have they peaked?

There has never been a better time to sell your standing or roadside timber. That is the message to forest owners with mature timber. Like gold, the value of timber is currently very high. In the last two years prices have nearly doubled – driven up by demand and shortages in...

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16 March 2018

Anglia forestry team strengthened

Tim Frost, 35, from Diss, has joined Tilhill Forestry’s Anglia team as a Senior Forest Manager in order to continue growing the company’s customer base in the region. Tim graduated from Aberystwyth University with a BSc (Hons) in Countryside Management in 2003. He has experience of working in both the private,...

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