Comprehensive Woodland Management

Consultancy services for woodland owners

Specialists in broadleaf woodland management - offering advice, felling licence applications, management plans and more. 

Serving Gloucestershire, Monmouth, Hereford, Bristol, South Wales and beyond. 


Advice on managing woodlands

We provide expert guidance on woodland management practices, including felling and forest regeneration. We survey for safety  issues (including from ash dieback), biodiversity and potential revenue.

Felling licence applications

Our team assists clients in navigating the complex process of obtaining felling licences, ensuring compliance with regulations and maximising timber value. We can undertake the application for you.

Management plans

We develop customised management plans that outline long-term strategies for sustainable woodland management, taking into account ecological and commercial considerations. Our specialism is in managing woods for biodiversity.

Operations management

We can manage works to be carried out in your woodland, ensuring they are completed safely and in accordance with the UK Forestry Standard. We have 15 years of experience managing woodland felling operations.

Tree inspection

We can inspect individual trees, assessing their health and any safety issues. We can advise on works that may need to be carried out on diseased trees (e.g. with ash dieback). 

Grants management

We can identify and apply for relevant grants on your behalf, and manage woodland aspects of Countryside Stewardship agreements.

Biodiversity Net Gain

Could your land be eligible for payments through the Biodiversity Net Gain scheme? Speak to us to find out more about how woodlands play a part in this new policy.

Course facilitation

Do you have a group looking to learn about woodland management principles and practice? We can offer bespoke tuition in half or day-long sessions.

About Us

Joseph Weaver

  Comprehensive Woodland Management, based in Gloucestershire, specialises in providing services related to felling licence applications, management plans, and forestry advice. Clients include owners of small woods and larger landowners. The consultancy is run by Joseph Weaver MSc, who has more than 15 years experience in the field.

CWM aims to provide advice tailored to clients' needs, be the woodland 1 acre or 1,000. Using our services makes the process of applying for felling licences and grants straightforward for landowners, who can also rest assured that management plans will be comprehensive, with recommended works in line with the UK Forestry Standard.

Joseph also directs a woodland contracting company, Wye Coppice CIC, which carries out low impact forestry for clients including Natural Resources Wales, Forestry Commission and private landowners.

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