Consultants & Contractors

For small woodland management advice and work. Please let us know if you have other recommendations.


Petra Billings A range of ecological services: writing Forestry Commission-approved woodland management plans, developing grant applications, ecological surveys and training courses. Petra’s clients include many private landowners, local authorities and charities such as the National Trust.

Keeper’s Coppicing A small woodland based business in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bespoke, rustic, sweet chestnut furniture which blurs the distinction between artistic creation and function. Hedge restoration work and coppice regeneration.

Midgard Forester A Countryside Management and Forester for Hire business. Fully insured public liability with £10 million in cover, NPTC qualified, over 10 years experience in the industry. Based in West Somerset and covering Somerset, Devon, Avon and West Dorset (07596 755394).

Red Kite Rural A small woodland/estate management contractor operating in Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire and across Central England.

3 Counties Tree Surgery Tree removal, pruning, planting, hedge cutting, tree surveys & woodland management in the West Midlands.

John Waller, Underwoodsman Operating in West Kent/East Sussex. Coppicing to supply materials for coppice products ranging from wattle and gate hurdles and continuous weave fencing, furniture, willow baskets and living willow structures.

Hinton Forestry Offering a selection of low-impact forestry/woodland management services across Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire.

Joe Court Forestry Based in Surrey, providing forestry and woodland management services including pest & disease management, with the aim of safeguarding woodlands for the future.

Bulworthy Project An experiment in low-impact living and working, that blurs the lines between work and play. Courses, workshops, charcoal in a beautiful Devon woodland.

Horse Loggers

Frankie Woodgate (SE England)
Dan Gould (SE England)
John Williamson (Dartmoor Woodcraft)

British Horse Loggers can also supply a list of members.


Human Powered Land Based Services Traditional methods inspire my approach, and human power drives it. To that end, I use hand tools to provide land-based services in Pembrokeshire. These include coppicing for woodland management, hedgelaying, hedge maintenance, and scything.

Horse Loggers: Mike Pritchard of True Horse Power (Wales/NW England)


Dirk Sporleder Woodland management advice, plans and surveys, deer management plans and woodland creation schemes in NE Scotland.

Donald McPhillimy Woodland management advice in the Scottish Borders (07891 961960).

SD Arbor Tree and woodland consultancy by Struan Dalgleish in NE Scotland.