Woodland Management in West Sussex

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D. Howick Tree Surgery is a supplier of arboricultural services and now operates in the world of woodland management. Located in Dragons Green, this is a specialist field and one that provides a wider range of options for customers in Horsham, Midhurst and the West Sussex area. We utilise a range of equipment and machinery, meeting the needs of landowners, estate owners, farmers and forestry managers on a full commercial scale.


We work closely with our customers and clients to deliver a woodland management service that includes tree felling, tree thinning and full site clearances. Our tree surgeons also process, extract and stack timber. D. Howick Tree Surgery uses modern crane-fed machinery to create wood chip to G30 standards for use in biomass boilers.


Our company can creates a bespoke woodland management plan to the client’s personal requirements. Ahead of starting a project, D. Howick Tree Surgery obtains the required paperwork and, where applicable, makes grant applications to the relevant authorities in Horsham, Midhurst and locations across the West Sussex area.


We also assist clients with the sale and the acquisition of roadside timber.


D. Howick Tree Surgery manages operations with the welfare of forestry workers and members of the public in mind. We have the required tickets for woodland management, the appropriate signage and the capacity to perform operations with a banksman where needed. CHAS, FCA and FISA accreditation guarantee a more complete level of service.

Site Clearances


Full or partial site clearances, as part of a woodland management plan, leave the working area primed for the reintroduction of native species, improvement of the habitat or further development. Our tree surgeons mainly rely on clear felling for site clearances, a practice endorsed by forestry organisations for its safe, economic and scientific benefits.


This phase of woodland management includes stump removal, chipping and mulching.


Timber Extraction


This tree harvesting process is the transfer of felled logs from forestry to the roadside using skidders, forwarders or cableways. Timber harvesting also includes sorting, loading and reforestation. Used as part of a woodland management program, timber harvesting to recommended guidelines minimises soil erosion, compaction, mixing and rutting.


Our services reduce environmental impact in the Horsham, Midhurst and West Sussex areas without compromising your own plans to clear, develop and maintain land space.

Creating a Woodland Management Plan


Our customers and clients use woodland management plans to reinforce sustainable forestry practices, to support planning objectives and to monitor arboriculture over the longer term. Many have involvements with government grant schemes which require a proposed woodland management plan ahead of making an application. A successful application sees land managers issued with felling licenses for up to 10 years.


The woodland management plans we create for our West Sussex clients comply with Forestry Commission standards. D. Howick Tree Surgery can help with applications to fund the plan, with its submission and with all matters relating to conservation areas and tree preservation orders.


We strongly recommend that you include all woodland situated on your land or property into the final plan.

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Contact us on 01403 740094 or 07716 128891 for woodland management services in Horsham, Midhurst and West Sussex.

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