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.



30 May 2019

Water Voles

What?Water voles are a protected species and Britain’s most rapidly declining mammal. They live in ditches, ponds, canals and rivers in urban as well as rural locations.The water vole is a rodent and the largest of the British voles, weighing between 200 and 350g. It has the typical ‘rotund’ appearance...


We are looking for more Tree Planting operatives based in the south east of England. Please get in touch with pictures of your work and examples of projects you have worked on to if interested in contracting...


29 May 2019

Ekko – Four legs and a superb nose!

Carrying out works during the bird breeding season involves lots and lots of searching. However, whilst most foresters spend the majority of their time looking up, some sites we work don’t have a tree in sight but the searching required is equally as diligent albeit focussed on the ground. This is...


29 May 2019

White-tailed Eagle (Sea Eagle)

What?White-tailed eagles are the largest raptor in the UK with a wingspan of up to 2.5m, dwarfing more common raptors such as buzzards. Most commonly seen in coastal areas or near to large lochs, they often nest and roost in forests.White-tailed eagles, their nests, eggs and young have a very...


27 May 2019


What?Badgers are a protected species. Both the animals and their setts are protected by law. It is illegal to carry out any forestry work close to a badger sett without taking steps to positively avoid damage and without an appropriate Licence.It is no excuse in law to be unaware of...


23 May 2019

It’s All In The Water!

Tilhill Forestry’s parent company BSW had a requirement to find out exactly what neighbours were sharing their Carlisle mill site. With a nature reserve nearby and several slow-flowing ditches, siltation ponds, and sumps on site, it was considered likely that Great Crested Newts could be enjoying the sawmill’s wetland habitats for...

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