Managing our woodlands

Managin our woodlansAs a major owner of woodland we manage our trees in sustainable way to protect water quality, conservation, access, recreation and timber.

We have been Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certified since 2003. The FSC-UK forest management standard endorses the UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS) and this certification covers all 3,893 hectares of our woodland estate.

UKWAS offers a benchmark for sustainable management against which performance can be measured. The intention is to employ good stewardship from planting through to the end user who can purchase forest produce at the end of a guaranteed chain of custody.

We will shortly be undergoing our annual FSC® surveillance through SGS, our external auditor. Some of our stakeholders may be contacted as part of this surveillance, and we would like to thank them in advance for helping with the process.

You can find details on where you can enjoy some of our woodlands on our out and about pages.

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