Forest Direct: Scotland Forestry Management Consultants
We are a team of experienced and innovative foresters, with a shared vision to create and manage well-designed, high-quality, sustainable woodlands that contribute to climate change mitigation and deliver financially for our clients.
Led by Jeremy Thompson, Forest Direct provides forest management services in the South of Scotland and North of England where our team have a vast knowledge of working with landowners, farmers, land managers, community groups and forestry industry regulators to help deliver their forestry objectives.
Your Woodland Journey
We can become involved in your woodland management at any stage, from advising on new opportunities, assessing existing forestry through surveys and digital mapping or designing sympathetic woodland creation schemes. We can maintain existing forestry assets and supply production forecasts and manage timber sales, as well as dealing with regulators on your behalf.
Each project is unique, and we treat it as such. We are a small and agile team so we can work flexibly with our clients and offer a bespoke forestry service to meet your needs. We have worked with the big forestry management companies, and they certainly have their place, but we are different, we can move quickly, we are flexible, we are trustworthy, and we have the experience to back it up. But you don’t have to take our word for it, read some of our client testimonials.
Grants and Funding
Our team has a strong understanding of funding and grant opportunities, including woodland creation grants, woodland improvement grants and road infrastructure grants. We can help manage the funding process on behalf of our clients.
We are passionate about making a positive contribution to our environment. We design forests which are resilient to climate change, will support local biodiversity, mitigate flooding, reduce pollution, and provide homegrown timber.
In 2019/2020 Forest Direct planted nearly 900,000 trees, creating new woodlands that will absorb around 130,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduce the effects of climate change. If you are looking to invest in woodland creation to mitigate your carbon impact, please contact us to discuss carbon sequestration opportunities and the Woodland Carbon Code.
We are driven to cultivate trees, the environment and excellent relationships with landowners, farmers and the wider community.
We can join you at any stage of your woodland journey, managing everything from planning and funding to woodland creation, ongoing management, thinning, restocking and harvesting.
Our team are highly skilled and what make our business truly unique, we believe we have the perfect balance of experience, enthusiasm and innovation.
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WHAT WE DO
One month on, Jeremy Thompson, Managing Director of Forest Direct Ltd explores the real impact of Storm Arwen and how the forestry sector can recover