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Integrated Harvesting and Forest Management - Prince of Wales Woodlands

Integrated Harvesting and Forest Management - Prince of Wales Woodlands

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Integrated Harvesting and Forest Management

The Kilmichael Woodlands (535 ha) comprises of Dunamuck Woodlands (241 ha) and Prince of Wales Woodlands (181 ha). They are located between Lochgilphead and Kilmartin in Argyll.

The woodlands were planted over an extended period between 1959 and 1994 and are at various stages of restructuring with second rotation crops well established.

The woodlands are certified under the EGGER Forestry Resource Manager Scheme.

Upon appointment as Forest Managers a review of the approved forest plan was undertaken and an additional 10 ha were brought forward by 14 years in the felling programme to help the owner meet his financial objectives.

A major upgrade of the forest road was required to serve the timber harvesting operation. This involved the cutting back of roadside vegetation, reshaping the formation, cleaning side drains and laying locally sourced stone over 2.2 km.

"I am delighted that EGGER Forestry has helped me realise the potential of my forestry investment through their professional and determined approach to a very complicated site."

Professor Roger Williams

Site Operations:

Operation:

Sitka spruce clearfell

Harvesting Contractor:

Dick Brothers Limited

Harvesting Manager:

Andy Powell MICFor, EGGER Forestry Ltd/p>

Forest Owner:

Professor Roger Williams

Forest Managing Agent:

Gavin Mann MICFor, EGGER Forestry Ltd

Volume:

800 tonnes

Crop Details:

Sitka spruce. FSC 100%

Products:

Oversize logs to Auchengate Sawmill Limited, Troon; Green spruce sawlogs to Glennon Brothers, Ireland; chipwood to EGGER (UK) Limited, Barony.