The Company was formed in 1981 and is owned and run by its three Directors, who between them, have over 80 years of experience in Forestry in the UK.
Currently it manages around 10,000 hectare of woodland throughout the UK.
The head office is in Perth, Scotland with a subsidiary office in Biggar. With most of our management within easy reach of our 2 offices we can offer hands on management. For more outlying properties we contract in management, which enables us to keep management costs low and provide an efficient and flexible service.
All works are done on a fixed price or fixed rate basis, while all timber sales are put out to tender ensuring the best price for the woodland owner.
Our experienced team of foresters will determine your requirements and manage operations on your behalf.
Recent projects include :-
- Planting for farmers
- Planting for investors
- Forestry commission planting contracts
- Contract felling for estate owners
- Fencing for nursery business
- Path making for charities
- Road construction for windfarm
Highfield Forestry provides a comprehensive range of professional services connected to all forms of woodland management, trees and rural property. Our customers include individuals (both in the UK and overseas), farms and estates, forestry partnerships, charities, private sector companies and more.
Modern forestry management has moved far beyond timber production. Sustainable forests should also meet conservation, recreation, biodiversity and landscape objectives. Each owner has their own expectations and our role is to identify those and to build a plan that matches the client’s vision whilst fulfilling all regulations and standards. Our professional planning process uses the combination of traditional methods like site surveys with new technologies like GPS, GIS and aerial photography. This ensures that all of the issues are addressed appropriately and the potential of the woodland is fully explored.
Managing existing woodlands – few examples of available woodland management services:
*Planning – Forest maps, Forest Design Plans, Felling licence application, Deer Management Plans, Environmental Impact Assessments, Road planning applications.
*Grant applications – all aspects of forestry grant schemes providing financial support for forest owners
*Felling and thinning– organising and managing of timber harvesting and marketing operations
*Restocking – replanting the site according to up-to date standards that ensures successful regeneration
*Fencing –competitive rates for high quality stock, deer, rabbit proof fences
*Access – track and road construction, upgrade and maintenance
*Fertilising and drainage – to ensure the best growth of the forest crop
*Pest protection – professional and safe operations ensuring trees are safe from fungi, invasive plants, insects and rodent’s damage
*Woodland evaluation – fast and accurate service
*Forest Certification – to manage woodlands according to the highest standards and achieve the best price for the timber
*Forest selling and purchasing – advice and contacts
*All associated book keeping and administrative requirements