Woodland Management and Consultancy

Woodland Management and Consultancy – Ecoplan Forestry


A woodland is a natural system that can supply a multitude of products and services. Forests supply water, mitigate climate change, provide habitats for wildlife (including many pollinators which are essential for sustainable food production), provide timber and fuelwood, serve as a source of non-wood forest products including food and medicine, and contribute to rural livelihoods.


Woodland Management or Forest Management is a branch of forestry concerned with overall administrative, legal, economic, and social aspects, as well as scientific and technical aspects, such as silviculture, protection, and forest regulation. This includes management for timber, aesthetics, recreation, urban values, water, wildlife, inland and nearshore fisheries, wood products, plant genetic resources, and other forest resource values.


Management objectives can be for conservation, utilisation, or a mixture of the two. Techniques include timber extraction, planting and replanting of different species, building and maintenance of roads and pathways through forests, and preventing fire.


Ecoplan Forestry was the first forestry company in Ireland to incorporate the Principles of EcoForestry into all of our Forest Management Services


Ecoplan offers a wide range of Woodland Management and Consultancy services to help forest owners make the most of their forest asset. From site reports, recommendations, valuations, or just general advice, Ecoplan will give you the information you need, and give you options.


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Woodland Management and Consultancy

Woodland Management and Consultancy


Ecoplan offer Forest Management and Consultancy Services in the following Areas:

  1. Native Woodland Management – The restoration of existing native woodland, the conversion of non-native forest to native woodland, and afforestation with new native woodland.
  2. Commercial Forest Management – Achieving optimum financial returns through the implementation of inventory and biometric models.
  3. Close to nature forestry – theory and practice that takes the forest as an ecosystem and manages it as such. It is based on reduced human intervention, that should be directed to accelerate the processes that nature would do by itself more slowly.
  4. Forest ecology – studies the patterns and processes of a forest ecosystem.
  5. Agroforestry – integration of forests into agricultural systems in order to optimize the production and positive effects within the system and minimize negative side effects of farming.
  6. Dendrology – involves the study and identification of economically useful tree species.
  7. Sustainable forestry – emphasizes forest management for long-term environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
  8. Energy forestry – includes specifically managing for the production of energy from biomass or biofuel derived from a fast-growing species of tree or woody shrub.
  9. Forest economics – studies the impact of economics on forest management decisions.
  10. Forest hydrology – embodies the effects of changes in forest land use on the movement, distribution, and quality of water in the ecosystem.
  11. Forest mensuration – incorporates quantitative measurements of the forest stand to determine stand timber volume and productivity/health, and provides a basis off which management decisions can be made.
  12. Forest pathology – research of both biotic and abiotic maladies affecting the health of the forest or tree, primarily fungal pathogens and their insect vectors.
  13. Silviculture – is the art and science of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of forests to meet specific objectives.
  14. Social forestry – addresses human-forest interactions, and the importance of community-based natural resource management.
  15. Urban forestry – entails the care and management of urban tree populations for the purpose of improving the urban environment.


Woodland Management and Consultancy

Woodland Management and Consultancy


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For more information and research on Forest Management, the UK Forestry Commission have a lot of good material Here

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Ecoplan Forestry Limited
18 Cluain Rhaine,
Co. Offaly


 087 930 2922


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