Forestry Practices Explained

Our forestry engineers use best silvicultural practices to care for and maintain each client’s trees. Below is a guide to some of the established practises used within our forestry management service:

Primary pruning and sealing

This process removes and seals branch stems to promote growth and strength at the early stages of the trees life.

Advanced Growth, Pruning and Sealing

Advanced growth pruning is to remove dead branches, to promote growth and maximise timber quality by striving to create a clear trunk free of defects.

Preventative Pest Management

Pests can cause varied types of damage to trees causing diminished growth and sometimes death. By using the principles of Integrated Pest Management, our forestry engineers use their best endeavours to keep trees under their care as healthy as possible.

Weed Control

Excessive weeds compete with trees and may hinder their growth and therefore can have a detrimental effect on the value of the trees. Weed Control is based on a suite of different methods aimed at regulating growth or eliminating unwanted plants.

Soil Amendments

Soil amendments are commonly used to enhance chemical and physical properties.  Certain amendments can add valuable minerals to the soil that regulate pH and nutrient balance, while others can be added to increase organic material, greatly enhancing the soils ability to store nutrients.

Fertilisation

Additional nutrients are added to the soil based on the specific needs of the crop as well as the conditions found in the soil. Bespoke formulas are calculated to produce fast growing, high quality plantation timber.

Requesting Additional Works

Tree owner’s can request additional works to be carried out on their trees at any time and can do so by using our Additional Maintenance Request Form available from our downloads section.

Care & Maintenance Service Fees

Our current Care & Maintenance Service fees are available from our download section.