Monthly Themes

Every month Tilhill 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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16 November 2020

Glastir Woodland Creation Grants in Wales 2020

Glastir Woodland Creation Grants in Wales The Welsh Government is committed to increasing the area of woodland cover in Wales, with an ambitious target of supporting 2,000 ha of new woodland planting each year, through delivery of its Glastir Woodland Creation grant scheme.  Four different grant categories are available, each with their...

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08 June 2020

Woodland Grant Funding in England 2020

What Funding is available?  Grants for woodland management and woodland creation are currently administered mainly through the Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CS) or the Forestry Commission’s array of forestry specific grants.   The grants cover various activities including;  Woodland creation (tree planting and maintenance)  Woodland fencing  Woodland infrastructure  Invasive species control  Woodland improvement  For access to most funding, the woodland must have a Forestry Commission approved Woodland Management Plan in place, and be registered with the Rural Payments Agency (RPA). The preparation...

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04 May 2020

The return of our Head of Safety & Assurance - A Q&A with Chris Pike

Chris Pike worked as Tilhill’s Head of Safety & Assurance three years ago before he departed to pastures new for a stint in the mineral industry.  He is one of the key influencers in the formation of The Forest Industry Safety Accord (FISA) and took Tilhill through to win RoSPA’s highest accolade, the Sir George Earle Trophy. Tilhill has welcomed Chris back with...

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02 April 2020

Q&A: Andrew Macqueen the Future Forestry Leader 2020 award winner.

Tilhill Forest Manager Andrew Macqueen who is based in South West Scotland won the Future Forestry Leader Award at the Confor Award Dinner 2020. Read Tilhill’s interview with Andrew following the awards.  How do you feel to have won 'The Future Forestry Leader Award'?  In short, very humbled.  I’ve never seen myself as a leader in...

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28 February 2020

Reassurance to land managers to plant trees now

Ministerial statement to forestry stakeholders from Zac Goldsmith encouraging them to plant trees now and not wait for the new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme. Since this news story was published on 5 November 2019, the Government manifesto now commits to plant up to 30,000 hectares of trees per year, across...

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11 February 2020

#PlantTreesAPlentyIn2020 - The Red Tape!

Wales & Marches Assistant Forest Manager Luke Cross kicks off the launch of our #PlantTreesAPlentyin2020 Campaign encouraging landowners to contribute towards our climate change commitments as well as Government tree planting targets. Read Luke's latest Blog below. It is becoming increasingly evident that tree planting is a win-win solution for climate...

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23 January 2020

Growing Our People: Gary Waters

‘Growing Our People’ a Q&A with Tilhill Forestry's Central Borders Assistant Forest Manager Gary Waters. What do you do? Tell us about your typical day? I am fortunate to work as an Assistant Forest Manager at Tilhill Forestry’s Central Borders office in Jedburgh. Most of my time is focused on helping...

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20 January 2020

Growing Our People: James Harrison-Moore

‘Growing Our People’ a Q&A with North & Central England Forest Manager James Harrison-Moore. What do you do? Tell us about your typical day?No day is quite the same. I usually split my time between the office and visiting sites across Cumbria and Northumberland. Office work involves drawing up Forestry work...

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15 January 2020

Ben Crisford: Growing Our People

Read our Q&A with one of South West Scotland’s Assistant Forest Manager’s Ben Crisford. What do you do? Tell us about your typical day?I am an Assistant Forest Manager in the Dumfries office which involves supporting Senior Forest Managers mostly with the day-to-day management of our managed properties and new planting...

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09 January 2020

Jack Morris Wilson: Growing Our People

This month, Tilhill Forestry will feature our staff with the ‘Growing Our People’ theme. Read Tilhill Forestry’s Q&A with North and Central England Assistant Forest Manager Jack Morris Wilson. Jack graduated in forestry from Bangor University. During university he worked as a Forest Surveyor across Wales and the Scottish Borders carrying out...

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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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