Woodland Management in East Lothian, Scotland

Professional, controlled and safe woodland management in Edinburgh, East Lothian and surrounding areas.

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“Very reliable, hard working contractor. Felled and removed a large tree for me. Also returned and cleared excess branches on 2 large trees. Highly recommended”

Chris Barton

Why do woodlands need managing?

Woodland management is a term contrary to what most people believe as they expect the ‘woodland ecosystem’ to take care of itself. The reason for this is human intervention.

There are no wildwoods in Scotland. Centuries of exploitation, the introduction of non-native species and the decimation of wildlife have led us to a situation where woodland management is needed, specifically ‘letting the light in’.

Light allows for greater biodiversity on the forest floor, supporting the growth of new plants and ensuring a healthy ecosystem where nature can thrive.

Our woodland management services

Social woodland management

Maintaining pathways are clear, identifying and removing any potential hazards. Essentially taming the woodland to increase accessibility and protect the public.
Social Woodland Management


Repeatedly feeling trees at their base, allowing them to regrow to produce a sustainable supply of timber.

Canopy Reduction

Woodland plants require light to fulfil their lifecycle. Depending on the canopy density, our tree surgeons can cut back trees to the specifications of the woodland management team.
Light from Canopy


A well-managed woodland has a range of ages and structure which provide a varied habitat. This in turn keeps the ecosystem in stasis.

Species Management

Monocultures are unstable and can be wiped out through pathogens, whereas a well-managed woodland has a range of tree species. We design new woodland with a tolerance for higher temperatures.
Species Management

Customer testimonials

Three trees shortened in height quickly, and tidily. Couldn’t have been easier to deal with, and the bill even came down with slightly less work than anticipated! Highly recommended.

Anthony Robinson

Ali did a great job of trimming our tree. He was really friendly and helpful, arrived on time and cleared everything away afterwards, what more could you want? Highly recommended!

Rachel Hein

Very reliable, hard-working contractor. Felled and removed a large tree for me. Also returned and cleared excess branches on 2 large trees. Highly recommended.

Chris Barton