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Scottish Woodlot Association

Growing sustainable small-scale forestry

 
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How woodlots can help get your woodlands back into production.

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Woodlots for Landowners

The Scottish Woodlot Association provides the opportunity for land owners to offer their own small forest lots for rent. This will benefit landowners and managers by providing a steady income whilst sustainably managing their woodlands.

Benefits for Landowners

  • Professional, intensive forest management undertaken by individuals with appropriate skills, responsibilities and resources.
  • The Woodlot Licence holder manages health & safety, public liability and all forest operations.
  • The program is supported and regulated by the association, providing a legal framework and a standard cut limit to prevent overfelling and carpet bagging.
  • The Right to Buy is not affected – this is written into the contract between you and the Association
  • Your woodlands are professionally managed and you also receive rent.

The process

The Association rents forest land directly from the landowner.

The Association creates a management plan through consultation with the landowner which meets their requirements, both for their woodland and their estates objectives.

A nominated member will then agree the terms of a Woodlot Licence with both parties to undertake the objectives set out,  paying a fixed rent based on the productivity of the Woodlot.

As part of a co-operative, members share skills, resources and knowledge to manage their woodlots effectively and efficiently.

Licence holders are limited to how much timber they can cut through an Allowable Annual Cut.

Get involved

To discuss the potential of your woodland with the Scottish Woodlot Association, please contact us via email or phone, using the contact details at the bottom of this page.

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