Woodfuel East Subsidised Advisory Service
Are you a woodland owner thinking about managing your woodland to produce woodfuel?
Are you uncertain about how to start?
Woodfuel East may be able to help you!
Woodfuel East is keen to help develop an increase in sustainable woodland management - our target is to assist in bringing 15,000 hectares of unmanaged and under-managed woodland back into management by 2013. This will stimulate the production of an additional 110,000 tonnes of timber per annum which, as woodfuel, could displace an estimated 75,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Woodfuel East can now offer a subsidised advisory service which will:
Provide initial advice to woodland owners and occupiers of woodland which enables them to make decisions that will lead to improved management of their woodland.
UPM Tilhill -www.upmtilhill.com
Lockhart Garratt -www.lockhart-garratt.co.uk
Smiths Gore Ltd -www.smithsgore.co.uk
Silvicultural Systems Ltd -www.silvicultural-systems.co.uk
It is up to individual woodland owners to choose the provider who is most appropriate for their needs.
In addition to the initial advice, further advisory services may be supported if agreed in advance as long as these services fit within the aims and objectives of Woodfuel East, and are not subject to other funding mechanisms (i.e. HLS, EWGS). Your adviser will need to discuss and agree these requirements with Woodfuel East before further services are provided.
The activities of Woodfuel East cover Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Woodland owners and occupiers of woodland receiving the advisory service must be based in the region and the majority of their woodland holding receiving the support must be within the geographical boundaries of the region.