Monthly Themes

Every month Tilhill Forestry will be bringing you a new theme focusing around the value that we bring to the forestry and harvesting industry.

We hope you find all our information useful and interesting.

 

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11 November 2019

Sam Booth - The Benefits of Investing in Forestry

Meet Sam Booth, one of Tilhill Forestry’s Forestry Investment Advisors. Tell us a bit about yourself, what is your background and how did it lead you to working with Tilhill Forestry?  Sam: I’m a Chartered Forester with more than 10 years’ experience in managing a wide variety of forests for a variety...

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31 October 2019

Investment - Will the forest be a good investment?

Meet Peter Chappell, one of Tilhill Forestry’s Forestry Investment Advisors. What do you do? Tell us about your typical day?  I’m a Forestry Investment Advisor at Tilhill Forestry.  This means I spend my time providing an advisory service to our clients to help them make the right decisions regarding their forest properties,...

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30 October 2019

Our People - Good Relationships

Meet Dafydd Lewis, Tilhill Forestry's Harvesting Manager... What do you do? Tell us about your typical day?  I am the Harvesting Manager for mid Wales and responsible for the purchasing of standing timber and marketing for all the roundwood produced from it. My typical day varies, from meeting land owners and walking parcels of...

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29 October 2019

Our People - Discovering a new Industry

Meet Leanne Harvey, Tilhill Forestry's Supply Chain Controller in Southampton. What do you do? Tell us about your typical day?I am responsible for the supply of saw logs into BSW Southampton and BSW Newbridge. I am based at BSW Southampton and  my typical day involves monitoring both mills log stocks and chasing...

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24 October 2019

Our People - Company Values

My name is Marina Marin, I am 25 years old and I come from Spain.  Some people might think: “How did a Spanish lady end up in the UK Harvesting industry?” For that reason, I would like to explain to you a little bit more about me and my journey...

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22 October 2019

Our People - Leaving Your Impression On The Land

This month’s theme is ‘Our People’ celebrating Tilhill Forestry’s staff and their fantastic work. We asked Brian Hawtin, Principal Landscape Architect all about his job role and working for Tilhill Forestry What do you do? Tell us about your typical day? There is no typical day for me. I divide my...

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16 October 2019

Our People - Q&A with Forestry Director Tim Liddon

This month’s theme is ‘Our People’ celebrating Tilhill Forestry’s staff and their fantastic work. We asked Tim Liddon, Forestry Director for Tilhill Forestry all about his job role. Q. What do you do? Tell us about your typical day? A. My responsibilities as Forestry Director include overseeing our forestry and landscaping...

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14 October 2019

Our People - Get The Job Done Right First Time

This month’s theme is ‘Our People’ celebrating Tilhill Forestry’s staff and their fantastic work. We asked Andrew Vaughan, District Manager for Central Scotland all about his job role and working for Tilhill Forestry. Q. Can you give the audience some insight into what it is you do? A. I was appointed District...

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10 October 2019

Our People – Warwick Taylor - The Right Path for Me

This month’s theme is ‘Our People’ celebrating Tilhill Forestry’s staff and their fantastic work. We asked Warwick Taylor, Forest Manager for North highland all about his job role and working for Tilhill Forestry. Q. Can you give the audience some insight into what it is you do, what is your typical...

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03 October 2019

Our People Q & A with Alex MacKinnon

This month's theme features OUR PEOPLE. Today we talk to Tilhill Forestry's New Business Manager Alex MacKinnon based in southern England. What do you do? Tell us about your typical day? I’m Tilhill Forestry’s New Business Manager for southern England. My typical day at the moment would probably involve sometime in the...

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30 September 2019

Quality Contractor from Acorn to Oak- Thompsons Plant Hire

Thompsons Plant Hire is this week’s Tilhill Forestry chosen contractor and they give us insight into where they started and where they are today. Thompsons Plant Hire (TPH) is a family run business based in Flimby on the Cumbrian Coast. It was founded in 1994 by Kevin Thompson. The business...

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24 September 2019

Changing your woodland business for climate change - Confor Woodland Show 2019

CONFOR Woodland Show 2019 – Blog Changing your woodland business for climate change By Tilhill Forestry’s Southern England New Business Manager Alex Mackinnon This was my first visit to the Confor Woodland Show in a capacity other than purely a visitor. I actually had a job to do! As such, I thoroughly enjoyed...

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23 September 2019

Quality Contractors - Edward Jones Contractors Ltd

The Quality Contractor theme continues, featuring Edward Jones from Wales. Edward Jones lives in the village of Carno in Mid Wales where he runs Edward Jones Contractors Limited, a Tilhill Forestry quality contractor highly recommended by our Wales team. Edward always had an interest in machinery growing up within his family business...

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18 September 2019

Quality Contractors; Atheston Forestry

Quality Contractors, Tim Bodfish- Atheston Forestry Day two of the 2019 Confor Woodland Show saw contractors visiting the stands that were in abundance across the showground. Harvesting Southern Manager Dafydd Lewis introduced the marketing team to Tim Bodfish of Atheston Forestry as one of his preferred quality contractors to feature in...

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16 September 2019

Planting Trees to Combat Climate Change

CONFOR Woodland Show 2019, by Forest Manager Andy Baker A brilliantly bright and sunny day greeted visitors to the CONFOR Woodland Show 2019 at Longleat Estate, with a touch of chill reminding us all that summer is indeed coming to a close. The theme of this year’s event was “Think Global,...

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04 September 2019

Quality Contractors: Colin Brolly Forestry

This month we will be featuring a handful of our quality contractors nominated by our members of staff for their outstanding contributions. First to be featured is Northern Harvesting Regional Manager Gavin Brown’s chosen contractor Colin Brolly Forestry. Colin Brolly Forestry was first formed in 1994 by Colin Brolly and his wife...

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30 August 2019

Combatting Climate Change

by Graham Preece, Southern England Senior Forest Manager As forest managers we are in a unique and prescient position to implement practical measures that may help to alleviate and/or combat the effects of climate change by looking at the way we manage and design our forests in the present. The forestry sector...

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28 August 2019

Climate Change - Every Little Bit Helps

by Andy Baker, Forest Manager South East England   It can sometimes all seem a little overwhelming. We hear so much about the climate catastrophe hurtling towards us and in a world of nearly 8 billion people how can you possibly make a difference on your own. Climate change is...

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21 August 2019

Forest Management in the Face of a Changing Climate

by Forest Manager Colin Corkhill The direct effects of climate change can no longer be considered as something restricted to the confines of a faraway frozen tundra or the basin of a tropical rainforest.  It is right outside your window – and in some cases even lapping at your door! Environmentalists have...

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14 August 2019

Climate Change: Eco Anxiety Disorder

by Peter Whitfield, Tilhill Forestry Business Development Director I am a forester, and what is more, I am a vegetarian forester! All positive towards my net contribution to climate change then where more trees and a significant shift towards eating less meat are being cited as moves to lowering greenhouse gas...

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