Forestry Commission (www.forestry.gov.uk)
Information on many forestry topics, including grants and felling control.
National Small Woods Association (www.smallwoods.org.uk)
An organisation specifically catering for owners of small private woodlands. A wealth of information and a very good woodland insurance scheme.
Rural Arbor Products Ltd (www.r-a-p.co.uk)
A company providing competitively priced insurance for small woodlands.
Lycetts (Algarve) Insurance (www.lycetts.co.uk/insurance-services/)
An insurance company that can provide the full range of insurance services to forest and woodland owners.
Royal Forestry Society (www.rfs.org.uk)
A society whose primary objective is to 'further the appreciation, understanding and knowledge of trees, woods and forests'. They publish a magazine, 'The Quarterly Journal of Forestry', but this may be a little academic for a lot of people.
Ecological Building Society (www.ecology.co.uk)
One of the very few building societies who will consider lending for woodland purchases. They will lend up to a maximum of 70% of the purchase price, and interest rates will vary from time-to-time.
Natural Resources Wales (www.naturalresources.wales)
NRW is the Government statutory advisor on virtually all aspects of conservation and wildlife in Wales. They also act as the statutory authority for wildlife conservation. They are responsible for wildlife and habitat protection, and do administer some grants for conservation work.
Natural England (www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england)
The public body responsible for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales. This includes issues such as air and water pollution, flood protection, fisheries, waste etc.
An extremely useful web site for location maps and low resolution aerial photographs. Most of which is free.
Forestry Journal (www.forestryjournal.co.uk/forestry-journal)
An organisation that represents all those involved in the forestry industry. A good source of information and contacts. Produces a monthly magazine 'Forestry and British Timber'.
Wood Knowledge Wales (www.woodknowledgewales.co.uk)
Networking and lobbying for timber use in Wales. The Welsh Timber Forum was set up in September 1999 by a number of individuals working in wood-based industries in Wales.
UK Land Directory (www.uklanddirectory.org.uk)
UK Land Directory is a land portal specialising in advertising undeveloped land for sale in the UK. Undeveloped land offers a simple, cheap and low maintenance way for the general public to invest in the UK property market.
Red Rock Forestry (www.redrockforestry.co.uk)
Red Rock Forestry provides forest management and consultancy services to private landowners, government and public institutions.
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