Harvesting & Thinning

Harvesting & Thinning is an essential aspect of Forest Management, if completed correctly thinning realizes short-term financial returns while greatly improving the value of the remaining crop. However, if carried out poorly, the financial impact on the value of the plantation would be disastrous. Ecoplan Forestry manage harvesting & thinning on behalf of clients ensuring all operations benefit the plantation and the client, short and long term, rather than the processor or end user of the extracted timber. Ecoplan have no conflict of interest in harvesting & thinning operations, no deals with processors or end users; our sole aim and involvement with thinning and harvesting is to ensure the operation benefits the plantation. Never ever sell standing thinnings directly to the end user without an independent forester acting on your behalf!! Never ever have your thinnings managed by a person or company with a conflict of interest regarding the harvested timber!! Always remember the focus of thinning is about what you leave in the forest, not what you take...
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Woodland Improvement

The Forest Service Woodland Improvement Scheme is available for all broadleaved grant-aided sites which are approaching first thinning stage. The aim of this scheme is to improve access, form, and volume production, and this operation greatly increases the value of the plantation. Grant-aid is available for this work, and Ecoplan forestry specialize in the management and supervision of woodland improvement operations. For more information, please go to the contacts...
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