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Woodland Experts Earn Silverware for Excellence in Silviculture

A Scots pine woodland managed by forestry management specialist Bell Ingram has claimed a prestigious award for silvicultural excellence inScotland’s woods and forests. The company’s management of Curr Wood, owned by Mr Billy Martin, has been recognised for conserving the historic woodland in the Highlands, which is a haven for rare plants and wildlife.

The Hunter Blair Trophy is one of the most sought after accolades given out at the annual Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards. Mr Martin and the staff at Bell Ingram were delighted when they were handed the trophy, which recognises“Silvicultural Excellence”.

Silviculture is the process of tending, harvesting and regenerating woodlands and is vital to the long-term future of Curr Wood, an ecologically important environment since it was planted in 1796, south of Dulnain Bridge, in the Cairngorms.

Jim Adam, Forest Manager at Bell Ingram said: “This is a fantastic endorsement for the firm and every member of the team who have worked so hard to make sure sustainable and durable practices will  benefit Scotland’s environment, communities and the economy for years to come. Quality native pine timber has been harvested from the woodland for more than 150 years and with appropriate management there is absolutely no reason this could not continue for the foreseeable future. With our management the quality of timber produced remains exceptional and it is highly sought after by local mills."

“Curr Wood is unique in character with a diverse habitat and varied terrain. Our silviculture processes are carefully practiced to match appropriate species to the site to produce quality timber in harmony with its habitat. To receive such positive feedback from the judges, who praised our creative approach to forestry management at Curr Wood was especially rewarding.  For our part we’ll continue to do everything we can to meet the expectations of our clients.”

Established in 1899, Bell Ingram has its headquarters in Perth and employs 130 staff across 11 offices including chartered surveyors, estate and forestry managers, architects, building surveyors, tourism and green energy specialists.With 500,000 hectares of land under management across the UK on behalf of public, private and corporate clients, the company is renowned for retaining a local touch in the communities where it works.

Curr Wood is essential to the local economy, while its rich biodiversity means a number of rare plant and animal species thrive. The awards are run by an independent charity, Scotland’s Finest Woods and celebrate the contribution that woodlands can make to the people of Scotland and to its environment and economic prosperity.

Curr Wood recently hosted a seminar to demonstrate good harvesting practices in relation to biodiversity. It was attended by representatives from forestry industry and environmental agencies, who were shown how harvesting can be planned and conducted even in areas of great sensitivity.

Awards Director, Peter Wilson, said: “Forest management is often noted for being both a science and an art and our judges said that Curr Wood demonstrates this in textbook fashion. In the management of Scots pine, Curr Wood provides a living testament to the dedication and skill of generations of foresters and is a worthy winner of the Hunter Blair Trophy for Silvicultural Excellence”.

More information on Bell Ingram can be found at www.bellingram.co.uk

Woodland Experts Earn Silverware for Excellence in Silviculture

 

A Scots pine woodland managed by forestry management specialist Bell Ingram has claimed a prestigious award for silvicultural excellence inScotland’s woods and forests.

 

The company’s management of Curr Wood, owned by Mr Billy Martin, has been recognised for conserving the historic woodland in the Highlands, which is a haven for rare plants and wildlife.

 

The Hunter Blair Trophy is one of the most sought after accolades given out at the annual Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards.

 

Mr Martin and the staff at Bell Ingram were delighted when they were handed the trophy, which recognises“Silvicultural Excellence”.

 

Silviculture is the process of tending, harvesting and regenerating woodlands and is vital to the long-term future of Curr Wood, an ecologically important environment since it was planted in 1796, south of Dulnain Bridge, in the Cairngorms.

 

Jim Adam, Forest Manager at Bell Ingram said: “This is a fantastic endorsement for the firm and every member of the team who have worked so hard to make sure sustainable and durable practices will  benefit Scotland’s environment, communities and the economy for years to come.

 

“Quality native pine timber has been harvested from the woodland for more than 150 years and with appropriate management there is absolutely no reason this could not continue for the foreseeable future.

 

“With our management the quality of timber produced remains exceptional and it is highly sought after by local mills.

 

“Curr Wood is unique in character with a diverse habitat and varied terrain. Our silviculture processes are carefully practiced to match appropriate species to the site to produce quality timber in harmony with its habitat.

 

 “To receive such positive feedback from the judges, who praised our creative approach to forestry management at Curr Wood was especially rewarding.  For our part we’ll continue to do everything we can to meet the expectations of our clients.”

 

Established in 1899, Bell Ingram has its headquarters in Perth and employs 130 staff across 11 offices including chartered surveyors, estate and forestry managers, architects, building surveyors, tourism and green energy specialists.

 

With 500,000 hectares of land under management across the UK on behalf of public, private and corporate clients, the company is renowned for retaining a local touch in the communities where it works.

 

Curr Wood is essential to the local economy, while its rich biodiversity means a number of rare plant and animal species thrive.

 

The awards are run by an independent charity, Scotland’s Finest Woods and celebrate the contribution that woodlands can make to the people of Scotland and to its environment and economic prosperity.

 

Curr Wood recently hosted a seminar to demonstrate good harvesting practices in relation to biodiversity. It was attended by representatives from forestry industry and environmental agencies, who were shown how harvesting can be planned and conducted even in areas of great sensitivity.

 

Awards Director, Peter Wilson, said: “Forest management is often noted for being both a science and an art and our judges said that Curr Wood demonstrates this in textbook fashion. In the management of Scots pine, Curr Wood provides a living testament to the dedication and skill of generations of foresters and is a worthy winner of the Hunter Blair Trophy for Silvicultural Excellence”.

 

More information on Bell Ingram can be found at www.bellingram.co.uk

 

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