Ward Forester’s purpose is to make forestry and farm woodland profitable for the landowner. Ward Forester itself is a ‘not for profit’ social enterprise funded by the Forestry Commission, Woodsure and other public and private bodies. We use economies of scale to make smaller blocks of woodland, both broad-leaf and conifer, more profitable.
Ward Forester maps clusters of woodlands under different ownership (wards), and utilises professional foresters to advise, secure all necessary permissions, and if the landowner wishes, hire contractors and sell the timber.
The firewood market is rising rapidly and it is now economic to thin broad-leaf woodland. We will on a case by case basis guarantee the price of the timber. This is made possible by our collaboration with