Whilst woodland has always formed the core of many estates, its value has often been dictated by a number of, often competing, factors: sporting interests, commerciality, amenity or biodiversity. Over the previous generation, for many, the silvicultural management of broadleaf woodlands has simply not made economic sense. 

However, in recent years, the increased timber value has made management work more feasible, and there has been a renewed focus on natural capital and the role it can play in carbon capture. This has encouraged many landowners to reassess their woodland holding and consider the benefits of a more active management approach. 

Whether you currently own woodland, or are thinking of buying, planting or selling, Carter Jonas can help you.

Woodland & forestry management

Our dedicated, highly qualified experienced forestry experts and managers provide independent advice on all aspects of woodland and forest management. 

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Our forestry management teams works hand in hand with our experienced estate management team, who advises clients on their woodland as part of their mixed portfolio. 

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Forestry & woodland creation

If you’re planting, we can help to identify the most suitable land, whether that’s within your existing holdings, or by purchasing land elsewhere. We can then work with you to advise on any grant funding that might be available and help with structuring the application to maximise its chances of success. 

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Other forestry & woodland services we offer

Arboriculture, tree risk management and planning & development

Our arboriculture specialists have the skills and experience to provide a comprehensive tree management service enabling the promotion of trees as assets providing vital health, biodiversity, and landscape benefits.  

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Natural capital, biodiversity net gain and carbon
Our forestry teams operates alongside our firmwide team of natural capital experts, to provide a holistic service to clients wanting to enhance biodiversity or provide offsetting for other projects or external parties.

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Dealing with Carter Jonas, has been a very pain free experience. All of the staff members have been more than helpful at every stage of the sale of our woodland. I would definitely recommend them to anyone, and use them again in the future.
Mr W, Burley Wood
Get in touch
Marc Liebrecht
Associate Partner, Natural Capital
0121 389 9681 Email me About Marc
Robert Smith
Partner, Planning & Development
020 7016 0734 Email me About Robert
John Webster
0113 203 1063 Email me About John
James Bainbridge
01865 404437 Email me About James
Marc is Head of Forestry Woodland and arboriculture for Carter Jonas and focuses on Carbon sequestration and Biodiversity Net Gain. He has 30 years' experience and specialises in the delivery of forest and woodland management, tree risk management and forest and woodland valuations. His expertise extends to woodland creation and carbon sequestration.

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