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35 minutes ago, Paul in the woods said:

It may also be worth talking to some of the companies that sell woodland to see if they would pass your details on to new owners. They may be able to give you a realistic idea of what people will pay for:


Woodlands.co.uk - providing woods for sale in South East England for enjoyment and conservation.


I know many owners, like myself, will do the work themselves but plenty of people just want to turn up for some camping. It's not unusual for people to pay an annual management charge for a holiday chalet for example so I wonder if there's any chance of getting people to pay an annual management charge to look after their woodland?


Having said that, getting hold of a much larger land owner such as a farmer or two would be ideal.


Woodlands.co.uk  sponsor Small Woodlands Owners Group...!






The Small Woodlands Owners' Group is a community for woodlands owners and family foresters throughout the UK.


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31 minutes ago, Lfservices said:

Cheers all. Will contact some of the suggested places. 


Do most people earn there money off the wood, such as selling logs etc rather then getting paid to do the trees? 

I get paid an agreed day rate or on tonnage depending on the job. You could get on the FC tender list and bid on standing timber. The way they are doing it has changed recently so you give them a price to cut and extract the timber, they then take bids on the timber at roadside.

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Hi guys. 
I've always had a strong interest in forestry work due to both my dad and grandad running a business doing chestnut coppicing and using it for fencing etc.
Im 22 years old and have been doing some forestry work for the last 3/4 years for myself cutting for firewood to sell. I manage the owners woods in return for the wood. 
I now want to turn my business more towards the forestry/woodland management. Few things I would like to ask, in which I hope some of you may have answers for
1. How do you get the clients, that will pay for you to manage their wood etc? 
2. What's the best way to get the type of work? 
If it's small woodland, I'm happy to do it in return for the wood but would really like to be making some money from it now. 
I have my cs30/31 tickets and public liability insurance. 
I have several bits of kit to haul timber out such as tractor and quad bike etc. 
Any advice etc would be much appreciated 

Fair play to you, great to see a young lad with a bit of drive and not afraid of a bit of hard graft. Are you Irish?

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