Felling and Restocking, Pembrokeshire

Forestry Services – Case Study

Our Client has 25 hectares of woodland partly within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, made up of Semi-Natural Woodland and Conifer Plantations. HW Forestry has managed the estate woodlands for 12 years under a long term management plan prepared by the company.

As part of the planned works and to take advantage of high timber prices it was decided to fell 6.5 hectares of mixed conifer woodland. HW Forestry Ltd prepared a budget for the felling and restocking. As part of the work we measured the standing trees, applied for a felling license from Natural Resources Wales and put the timber sale out to competitive tender.

On successful awarding of the tender, we organised the contracts and risk assessment for the felling and supervised the work on behalf of our Client, ensuring that all statutory rules and regulations were followed and that the operation was carried out safely. Throughout the contract period, timber returns were collated at our office and monthly invoices were raised to the timber buyer for payment to our Client. At the completion of the contract, remedial work was agreed between us and the timber buyer and all timber which was sent off site was accounted for and paid for by the Timber Buyer.

In order to prepare the site for planting, ground works were commissioned to rake the harvesting debris, to give a clean area for restocking with commercial conifer species and some broadleaved trees. The trees were supplied from reputable nurseries on the Welsh borders and were all hand planted over the winter period. During the summer months, HW Forestry carried out regular monitoring of the site to ensure that the newly planted trees were surviving and growing well. All of this work was supervised by our Foresters as part of the agreed management fee and budget.

Felling and Restocking, Pembrokeshire

Forestry Services – Case Study

Our Client has 25 hectares of woodland partly within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, made up of Semi-Natural Woodland and Conifer Plantations. HW Forestry has managed the estate woodlands for 12 years under a long term management plan prepared by the company.

As part of the planned works and to take advantage of high timber prices it was decided to fell 6.5 hectares of mixed conifer woodland. HW Forestry Ltd prepared a budget for the felling and restocking. As part of the work we measured the standing trees, applied for a felling license from Natural Resources Wales and put the timber sale out to competitive tender.

On successful awarding of the tender, we organised the contracts and risk assessment for the felling and supervised the work on behalf of our Client, ensuring that all statutory rules and regulations were followed and that the operation was carried out safely. Throughout the contract period, timber returns were collated at our office and monthly invoices were raised to the timber buyer for payment to our Client. At the completion of the contract, remedial work was agreed between us and the timber buyer and all timber which was sent off site was accounted for and paid for by the Timber Buyer.

In order to prepare the site for planting, ground works were commissioned to rake the harvesting debris, to give a clean area for restocking with commercial conifer species and some broadleaved trees. The trees were supplied from reputable nurseries on the Welsh borders and were all hand planted over the winter period. During the summer months, HW Forestry carried out regular monitoring of the site to ensure that the newly planted trees were surviving and growing well. All of this work was supervised by our Foresters as part of the agreed management fee and budget.