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.



12 June 2019

Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant

WOODLAND CREATION There are many reasons why a landowner may want to plant trees. The benefits that new woodlands can provide include: Timber production Flood Mitigation Carbon Sequestration Economic Benefits Soil Management Biodiversity Sporting use Landscape value Rural Employment   There are number of grant incentives available depending on the location, scope and scale of the planting proposal. For smaller, non-grant fundable...



05 June 2019

Woodland Grant Schemes in England

What benefits are available? The Countryside Stewardship grant scheme (CS) is currently running as a government incentive to bring unmanaged woodlands back into management. A base rate of £100/ha/year is available for a five-year period under the Woodland Improvement scheme (WD2). For this specific grant to be obtainable however, the woodland must...


31 May 2019

Red Squirrel

What?The Red Squirrel is a protected species. Both the animals and their dreys are protected by law. It is illegal to carry out any forestry work close to a Red Squirrel drey, without taking steps to positively avoid damage. Look out for:Dreys are usually built in the fork of the main...


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...


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...

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