As part of the Forestry Commission’s centenary celebrations, Stonehaugh village in Northumberland has three new totem poles.
Wood-based panel manufacturer EGGER UK, which has more than 800 employees, today announced the sale of its forest management arm to Scotland-based RTS Ltd.
EGGER Forestry attended the graduation of students completing their Forestry degree at the university on July 18th. Student Robert Baker was presented with a first place certificate and cash prize for his Final Year Forest Management Plan.
David Rutley MP, Minister for Food and Animal Welfare, with the responsibility for forestry policy in England, visited EGGER Hexham on Friday 19th July along with the UK Government’s Tree Champion, Sir William Worsley.
EGGER has welcomed a major boost for forestry and wood processing in the north of England and south of Scotland after funding was confirmed for a growth deal worth almost £400 million.
What a change 12 months have made in the UK timber market. In June of 2018 demand was high, prices were rising and records were broken. This continued throughout 2018. However, summer 2019 has brought a very different market with prices having reduced significantly in the last six months.
EGGER had a marquee on the main arena at the 2019 Northumberland County Show to celebrate 35 years of the Hexham plant and 100 years of forestry.
EGGER was pleased to be the main sponsor of this year’s Royal Scottish Forestry Society (RSFS) Annual Tour to Argyll.
Sir William Worsley, DEFRA appointed Tree Champion, recently visited the new Mirkpot Wood near Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Accompanied by Robert Smedley, woodland owner, and David Robson, EGGER forest manager, Sir William planted a tree to mark the completion of the work to create a new 40-hectare productive woodland.
Watch how EGGER Forestry’s expertise is helping clients harvest timber on challenging terrain and disover the benefits of a well-planned thinning operation.
Harvesting operations on steep terrain requires extensive planning, robust machinery and experienced operators. Discover how EGGER Forestry’s expertise in this area benefits its clients.
EGGER is actively committed to investing in its people through a wide range of training programmes. Find out how one Forestry student has benefitted.
EGGER Forestry has secured approval and grant aid for a 40-hectare woodland creation scheme in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
This year saw the Royal Forestry Society and the Royal Scottish Forestry Society hold their 2018 international study tour in Austria and Bavaria.
The need to plant more trees has been highlighted by many organisations and individuals.
A Superwood event is to be held on 14th Dec at Northumbria University with the aim of bringing together member of the whole supply chain.
EGGER Forestry and members of the University of Cumbria met at the EGGER Hexham plant on June 15th to present the first prize certificate and cash prize to student Tom Harvey, winner of this year’s Best Final Year Forest Management Plan.
Woodland values are on the rise. Simon Hart, General Manager for EGGER Forest Management provides a deeper analysis of what exactly has caused this price spike.
Find out what’s in store for the timber market over the coming months… Hint – it’s looking good!
EGGER presents new report to Minister for the Northern Powerhouse that says the forestry and wood processing industry must be at the heart of a deal.
EGGER Forestry’s John Paterson and Mike Yerbury took the opportunity to explore Brazil earlier this year in order to fully appreciate the scale of the forest industry within south America.
On Monday 4th June, EGGER Forestry headed to the Scottish School of Forestry, Inverness College UHI, to present the first prize certificate to student Callum Wilson, winner of this year’s Best Final Year Forest Management Plan.
The forestry freehold market is currently very active and average market prices have risen strongly over the last few years.
Over the past six months, we have witnessed continued demand for standing timber driven principally by high production within the sawmilling sector.
The decision to construct a road, whether large or small, within your forest requires very careful consideration. In most cases, road infrastructure represents the single largest capital cost outside of purchasing the forest or land.
The Institute of Chartered Foresters North England came together with ConFor North England to hold a seminar titled ‘Productive Woodland Creation: Challenges and Opportunities’, with a specific focus on their area.
We were an early adopter of the ISO standards, and almost 20 years ago became the first company within the EGGER Group to achieve environmental certification, and the first harvesting company in the UK to have both quality and environmental ISO systems.
We have always had a strong focus on the right person for the right role, employee development and training.
The ‘right people’ heading up our Forest Management, and Timber Harvesting and Marketing teams are the highly experienced managers Simon Hart (FICFor, FRICS) and Mike Yerbury (FICFor).
Dave Robson and Katherine Evans-Smith have been appointed as Woodlands for Water Advisors to help landowners submit applications for Government grants – in a new scheme designed to improve water quality and reduce flooding.
Woodland owners from across the North of England gathered for a day with volunteers and businesses at one of the UK’s latest Lottery-funded landscape partnerships – The Land of Oak & Iron.
A new project which uses natural features to capture silt run-off is aiming to improve the health of a North East river catchment.