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Silviculture, Harvesting, Transport and Marketing Woodland Management in East Sussex and Kent Mike Chapman BSc Forestry 1st October 2009.

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1 Silviculture, Harvesting, Transport and Marketing Woodland Management in East Sussex and Kent Mike Chapman BSc Forestry 1st October 2009

2 UPM2 UPM Tilhill The leader for tree solutions UPM Tilhill is the UK's leading forestry management company Established more than 60 years ago, UPM Tilhill is a national company operating from 3 Regions with a network of 14 offices throughout the UK.

3 UPM3 UPM TILHILL  UPM Tilhill employees over 400 staff  Turnover in excess of £100 million  3 main spheres of activity –Landscape Contract services –Rail and Utility Arboriculture –Forest Management and Harvesting  Full accreditation to, ISO 9001 : 2000, ISO and OHSAS (Quality, Safety and Environmental)  A subsidiary of UPM – Kymmene, 10 billion annual turnover,(euros) –Employs 26,000 staff

4 UPM4 Our Services  Forestry Management  Timber Harvesting  Biomass Provision  Ecological Works  Commercial Landscaping  Arboricultural Works  Complementary Services

5 UPM5 Silviculture, in the South East of England  Climate, soils, tree species  Woodland Types  Silviculture  Production; Growth rates/Yield Class

6 UPM6 Harvesting  Planning; marking, extraction routes  Safe Working Environment  Protect Environment  Harvesting and extraction machinery

7 UPM7 Transport  Loading area  Stacking Area  Crane lorry  Articulated Trailer

8 UPM8 Marketing  Priority; Maximise returns to owner from assortment  Secure markets and price LTA with sawmills and residue processor  Products related to forest type  Chestnut; example of assortments

9 UPM9 Recommendations 1. Management Plan 2. Access improvements; rides, loading areas 3. Careful Management, Long Term Commitment

10 UPM10 Sustainable Forestry; Where our hearts are…

11 UPM11


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