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Farmer or estate owner with under-managed woodlands

Many farmers and estate owners have their own potential wood fuel supply in under-managed woodlands. These are sometimes seen as problematic, or uneconomic, but can be an opportunity both to save money in fuel costs and to develop a new income stream from sales of woodfuel.

Sheep grazing next to woodland

Read our Gelston Lodge Cottages case study to see just one example of woodfuel production adding economic value to woodlands.

The potential of under-managed woodlands as a wood fuel source is significant. The Forestry Commission estimates that two million tonnes of wood could be harvested from them by 2020.

The Scottish Government is supporting the management of farm/estate woodlands with funding through the Scottish Rural Development Program. For further information on SRDP options contact your local Forestry Commission conservancy office.

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