Saline Hill, Fife
Deer fencing (4000m), sub-soiling and hinge mounding (20ha), planting native broadleaves (15ha) and productive broadleaves (10ha). Careful attention to choice of species and seed origin enabling a combination of sensitive mixed broadleaves capable of producing worthwhile timber in an effective manner. Improvement of path network and community involvement.
Deuchrie Farm, East Lothian
Creating 75ha native Oak woodland complex on sensitive sites within S.S.S.I. 20ha new planting, stock exclusion, stock fencing, management of existing mature Oak woodland, management and improvement of wetland areas, collection of acorns for production of nursery stock, open ground and riparian management.
Newton Wood, Moffat
Ensuring the successful establishment of 240ha of native woodland on very difficult, steep, dry upland site. Over a period of 4 years we have successfully restored project which we took over in a neglected, depleted and inadequate condition. Very favourable comments on this project following inspection by RSFS during May 2018. On-going maintenance to ensure continued satisfactory growth and development. Careful monitoring of extensive areas of Ash to assess spread of Ash Dieback. RSFS monitor wood.
Blackburn Farm, Berwickshire
Extensive timber harvesting, whole tree harvesting, brash harvesting, extraction and chipping. Stump removal, snipping, drying, chipping and marketing. Followed by extensive native woodland restoration on a sensitive site during autumn 2018. Two badger setts, difficult access, terrible weather providing plenty of management challenges during early part of the programme. Now going well and all will be finished in a successful manner in accordance with programme.
We have recently completed a for Spottiswoode Wood Forest (200ha) of mid rotation conifers. Recent work has included the treatment of aggressive Rhododendron invasion and general management around riparian margin of Spottiswoode Loch, sensitive thinning of natural regeneration, felling of poor unsuitable pole stage Douglas Fir replacing with appropriate vigorous Sitka Spruce (10ha), managing unauthorised access and assisting use by school for outdoor activities and enabling public access for walking, dog walking and horse riding.