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Growing sustainable small-scale forestry

 
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Meet the team

William Allen – Convener

As well as being the lead Convener for Scottish Woodlot Association, William runs Forest Surveys, a forestry and woodfuel business. He has worked for both the public and private sector in the forest industry.

William also has experience of small scale forest ownership and management and has a BSc in Sustainable Forest Management.

Andy Brown – Secretary

Andy has over 10 years experience as a forest manager in the South of Scotland. He has worked for the Forestry Commission, a large sawmill, and, for the last five years, as the head forester on a large country estate in Dumfriesshire.

An Aberdeen forestry graduate, Andy is passionate about productive forestry and the benefits it can bring to everyone.

Mark Rowe – Director

Mark runs Mark Rowe Woodland Service, a forestry consultancy and mobile sawmill business based near Dumfries. Having been brought up on a farm, Mark has a breadth of experience in rural issues with a hands on capability in planting, managing woodland and sawmilling.

Mark has a BSc in Sustainable Forest management.

Jonathan Hedges – Director, Treasurer and Regional Co-ordinator (North)

Jonathan is a crofter and self employed contractor in forestry and agriculture, based in the Highlands.

Having worked on estates for the last decade, he has experience of current forms of forest ownership in the Highlands, and sees Woodlots as the ideal tool to get the smaller woods working again.

Stuart Spray – Environmental Advisor

Having worked in the field of conservation as an ecologist for a variety of Government and Non-Government Organisations for over 20 years, Stuart established the Stuart Spray Wildlife Consultancy (SSWC) in 2006. SSWC specialises in habitat and protected species surveys and works throughout North West England and Scotland. Stuart has an MSc  in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from Napier University, Edinburgh and is a full member of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM).

Stuart brings an impressive depth of knowledge on wildlife and forest ecology to the Association and its members.

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