Key associates

Woodland management and research involves consultation and collaboration with a very wide range of individuals and organisations across the forestry sector. However, a few deserve special mention due to strong, long established working and/or on-going relationships:

East Malling Research


The principal UK provider of basic, strategic and applied research including breeding and molecular genetics, genomics, pest and disease biology and management in perennial crops – fruit and woodland species.

Future Trees Trust


Formerly known as the British & Irish Hardwoods Improvement Programme (BIHIP), the Future Trees Trust is a voluntary collaboration of Britain & Ireland’s foremost tree scientists and practitioners. Their focus is the improvement of seven broadleaved trees through conventional tree breeding and selection to improve productivity and species adaptability to climate change whilst contributing to enhanced woodland cover, carbon sequestration and biodiversity.

Lockhart Garratt Ltd


One of England’s leading independent consultancies in all matters relating relating to trees, woodland and forestry offering management skills and technical expertise in rural estate management and restoration, arboricultural advice and BS5837, ecological and environmental consultancy, woodfuel and green infrastructure.

Rod Pass Associates Ltd

n established and well respected small forestry consultancy business based in the East of England which specialises in providing practical woodland management, deer management and consultancy services to landowners with sensitive woodland sites, e.g. Ancient woodland and SSSIs.