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.



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...


20 May 2019

Breeding Birds

What?All wild birds, their nests and eggs, are protected by law and some rare species are afforded special protection.Depending on your location the breeding season can start in February/March and last through to late August. What to look for:• Breeding activity which may include singing, courtship displays or nest building activity.•...


17 May 2019


Rhododendron This week Tilhill Forestry will be sharing their Toolbox Talks on Invasive Species for Invasive Species Week including the Do's and Dont's when dealing with them. WHAT?Rhododendron ponticum is an invasive non-native woody shrub species. First introduced in the late 18th Century it was planted for its ornamental value and...

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