About

Our company, Native Forestry Limited, started trading on 1 April 2019 after its directors, Nick and Emma Barnes had successfully run a partnership (Native Forestry) for 14 years.

We both have a passion for creating new woodlands and managing existing woodlands in an environmentally sustainable manner and are fully qualified to do so. After first meeting at University of Wales, Bangor, whilst studying a Masters degree in Environmental Forestry (both passed with distinction), we gained valuable experience working for other forestry management companies before becoming self-employed.

The relevant NPTC qualifications, first aid training and insurance for ourselves and sub-contractors that work on sites that we manage are held and copies of these documents can be provided on request.

Throughout our forestry careers, our passion for protecting the environment has always been reflected in our focus on the creation and management of native woodlands that provide multi-purpose benefits to the woodland and its owner.

We are always mindful of the commercial aspect of forestry and the role of non-native conifers in maximising revenue from timber sales and reducing the time it takes for this to happen.

The growing threats of pests and diseases in our woodlands, together with the potential problems caused by a changing climate, enforce our beliefs that a diverse range of native species are essential in our woodlands since this reduces the impact of pathogens that can be very damaging in forest monocultures.

We have built up a client base that includes small woodland owners, farmers, private estates, local authorities, charities such as the Royal Forestry Society and large companies such as Aggregate Industries.

We are always looking to improve the forestry services that we offer to our clients and an exciting development starting in 2019 is the use of mechanised harvesting using our own machinery (click here for Services).