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Forestry

Forestry

Crown Estate Scotland manages 5,000 hectares (around 12,000 acres) of commercial forestry, mostly in Glenlivet. With typical forest tree plantings taking 50 to 70 years to mature, we take a long-term view and work with communities and partners such Forestry Commission Scotland to promote multi-purpose forest management. 

Crown Estate Scotland:

  • Invests in paths, roads and access to help people enjoy the forests under its care
  • Increases woodland diversity through conservation and landscape projects such as peatland restoration, native broadleaf replanting and preserving habitats for native species
  • Invites communities to help determine how forestry can work side by side with leisure (mountain bike trails, skiing, camping, bird-watching) and business activities (water bottling, biomass fuel burners and community business centres)
  • Harvests mature timber in forests, replanting with commercial species and native Scottish trees to create mixed woodlands
  • Offers visits and activities for school children and vocational training opportunities for older students

Forestry