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We aim to share best practice in silviculture in commercial woodlands where quality timber production is a primary aim.

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Our latest case study, downloadable, right, features the  winner of the Excellence in Forestry Silviculture Award 2018, Hoveton House Estate in Norfolk, as featured in the Forestry Journal. Its 2.9ha Stable Field Plantationwas notable for the use of  a 'sheet mulcher', described here, which has resulted in some remarkable growth rates.

Also featured are restocking pendunculate oak plantations (updated 2017) and the Excellence in Forestry Silvicuture Award 2016 Gold and Silver winners, the Woodland Carbon Code at Zetland Estates in North Yorkshire and the Ford and Etal Estate's Ford Westfield woods.

Other case studies focus on previous Excellence in Forestry Silviculture award winners:

2015: Coed Preseli, Crymych, Wales

2013: Whitbourne Estate, Worcestershire


You an also read an article written by Whitbourne Estate owner Bill Evans on Growing Good Oak for the QJF magazine after he won silver in the 2014 Best of England Silviculture Award.