Woodland Management

Woodland Management – Tree felling is a positive management technique which increases the health and diversity of trees, and their associated wildlife within woods. It should be carried out as part of a management plan based on scientific research of the effects caused, and should be appropriate to the species concerned.

Source: https://www.conservationhandbooks.com/why-fell-trees/

Logie Timber plans to plant more hardwoods with end use in mind and is doing so on the Logie Estate

We source our timber from as close by as possible and some of it comes from right here on Logie Estate.

The Estate is operating within a management plan  approved by Scottish Forestry, which specifies when certain areas of coniferous woodland (traditionally referred to as commercial woodland) are thinned , felled and replanted so we can look ahead and plan what is available here on our doorstep.

If owners are aware of the value of well-maintained woodlands there is more of an incentive to actively manage them.

Paying a fair price for timber suitable for milling promotes this, and keeps the better material coming towards the sawmills, while the lower grade timber is cut for firewood.

We can’t get everything from right here, so we also rely on other estates, and growers for timber.

There are two global certification schemes operating in the UK, FSC and PEFC which provide a way for growers to demonstrate the legality and sustainability of their woodlands. Where possible we ensure that the timber we buy has been certified by one of these schemes, it is not always possible especially on the hardwood side, where much of the timber comes from gardens, roadsides and field boundaries rather than commercial forests.

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The management plans, certification schemes and value of traditionally “commercial” forestry ensure that these woodlands are well managed.

However, there is a vast amount of smaller woodland that does not fall under this control, especially the traditionally less commercial woods that contain a higher proportion of native hardwoods. One of our business aims is to improve the management of the non-conifer woodlands by increasing the value of the timber in them.

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