Sustainable woodland management

Dryad Woodland Enterprise provides a comprehensive forestry package Island wide.

  • Measurement and tariffing of standing and felled timber
  • Felling: thinning, respacing, extraction rack cutting
  • Continuous cover and uneven aged stand development and transition
  • Wind blow clearance
  • Extraction
  • Marketing

Isle of Wight Forestry Commission

Primarily working throughout the Forestry Commission’s numerous Isle of Wight. sites, previous operations have included thinning oak and beech stands for saw logs, firewood and paper pulp and thinning softwood for local biomass suppliers, mainland forestry and fencing companies. Contracts in privately owned stands have focused on thinning naturally regenerated native species in environmentally sensitive, semi-natural woodlands managed for conservational diversity.

Ancient woodland sites (PAWS) on the Isle of Wight

The Island is home to numerous plantations on ancient woodland sites (PAWS). Particularly when composed of mono-cultural non-native conifer, modern (1950s-1970s) plantation species can be seriously detrimental to both the floral and faunal biodiversity of the woodland. The Forestry Commission is eager to help owners of such sites to restore these habitats through grant funding. Whether you have plantation trees in need of attention, through thinning or removal for semi-natural regeneration, or large, valuable woodland timber standards requiring felling by an experienced pair of hands, Dryad Woodland Enterprise can provide a professional, no nonsense solution.

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About Matt Huxley

Matt Huxley

Matt initially worked as independent sub-contractors for a number of well-respected local woodland workers and tree surgeons before starting Dryad Woodland Enterprise in 2017.

Dryad Woodland Enterprise has since grown to encompass a broad range of woodland work, coppice restoration, forestry.

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Covered by £5 million Public Liability Insurance and fully qualified through the City and Guilds National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC), Dryad Woodland Enterprise operates across the Isle of Wight with professionalism, skill and experience.

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Large or small contracts

Thinning operation. Lawson cyprus & Western red cedar. Loading produce. Combley Great Wood.

Our services remain available on a sub-contractual basis when our reliability and expertise is required by others working within the forestry, woodland and tree care sectors.

Forestry, woodland and tree care sectors