Wessex Woodland Management Ltd is a leading forest & woodland management company based in central southern England. With a focus on providing bespoke quality woodland management covering all aspects of timber harvesting, habitat management and establishment. To support the company’s continued growth, we are looking for 2 additional forest & woodland managers to work alongside […]

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Basic Tree Inspection Course

New basic tree inspection course After storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklin earlier this year tree surveys have never been so important to ensure public safety in regards to trees We are now pleased to offer a basic tree inspection course (1 day) in addition to our existing woodland management course schedule. The course is aimed […]

tree planting plan

A Planting To Remember

After the tragic circumstances that unfortunately lead to the death of Sir Richard Sutton in April, his family and staff of Sir Richard Sutton Ltd (SRSL) decided to plant a memorial woodland in his name. After managing the woodlands on Sir Richard’s estate in Berkshire for some years, David Hunt, company Director at Wessex Woodland […]

larch harvested for a timber cabin

Connecting To Nature.. Growing Community

Education is the key to a better understanding of the natural environment and what role trees play in the wider landscape. As a result Wessex Woodland has donated towards the Andover Trees United charity to help with the construction of their ‘Off-grid Eco-Friendly Woodland Classroom’ Andover Trees United in a volunteer-led group, working in partnership […]

newly planted saplings in grass meadow

New Woodland Creation Grant Launches!

The Forestry Commission has launched the English Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO) a new woodland creation grant, with hopes to increase the levels of woodland creation across England.   With a budget of £15.9 million available in its first year, the grant scheme offers enhanced payment rates in comparison to the previous woodland creation scheme, administered […]

New MD for Wessex Woodland Management Ltd

 ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’ After 32 years in the Forestry industry I am delighted to be joining Wessex Woodland Management as their new MD. I consider Wessex to be one of the best in the business, with an enviable reputation for excellence and of course a team of highly respected, experienced and personable Foresters. Having […]

Exciting opportunity to join our team!

Forest Works Supervisor Wessex Woodland, is a leading forestry management and timber harvesting company and has an exciting opportunity to join our Team. The successful candidate will be expected to assist the Forest Manager with all operations and supervise contracts. Ideally, we are looking for the following skills and experience: Person Specification. Essential Current driving […]

chainsaw training course

Training Courses Still Running

Despite Covid-19, Foresters are still at work ensuring the safe supply of home-grown timber for the energy sector and building industry. And that means there is still a real need for woodland skills and safety training courses. In compliance with Government and Industry guidelines, we are able to offer the following five chainsaw courses and […]

85% of Ash Trees in the UK may Die!

In 2012, a fungal pathogen was formally identified in the British countryside (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus or commonly known as Ash Dieback Disease). Thought to have been introduced through the importing of Ash tree saplings from the Netherlands. Having first been discovered in Poland in 1992, the disease has slowly worked its way across Europe, killing millions […]

harvesting timber in a berkshire estate

Timber Harvesting
West Berkshire

Due to the lack of silvicultural interventions, the majority of the conifer crops were ripe for harvesting and in danger of losing commercial value due to oversized timber and the threat of windthrow.