FORESTRY

From the South of Scotland to Northamptonshire, Buccleuch cares for some of Britain’s most beautiful forestry and woodland.

These woodland estates are managed on a sustainable basis and have been certified under the UK Woodland Assurance Standard for over 20 years, ensuring all areas felled are replanted and that commercial activity is balanced with biodiversity and social needs.

With a highly diverse mix of species and landscapes, including ancient woodlands, highly productive commercial forests and amenity woodland, our managed forestry plantations are designed to consider the wider landscape and ensure biodiversity is enhanced.

The public benefits of Buccleuch’s woodland operations are reflected in the significant levels of carbon sequestration achieved across the estates, which contribute to our long-term net zero carbon commitment; and the ongoing focus on maintaining amenity woodland which increases public access to green spaces for wellbeing and enjoyment.

Our team of experts also manages commercial forestry on behalf of third-party owners, guaranteeing a high standard of forestry management.

Forestry News

Seeing the wood for the trees: sustainable forestry at Boughton

Managing woodlands requires patience, sensitivity, expertise and respect. Here, the Boughton Estate team share more about the areas they look after; their rich ecology and the ways in which these are protected.