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Woodland Heritage Services

Helping land managers discover and protect what's under the woodland canopy

Services we offer

LiDAR model of Neroche landscapeLight Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) surveys to map the ground surface
A complete service ranging through advice on suitability, project management, image processing and analysis, presentation and hand-over of data.

Examining former buildings located within a pine plantationHelping you manage local and regional heritage projects involving woodland
Specialist advice to enable you to meet the standards required for accreditation and sustainable forestry.

Our expertise and background

The services are provided by our Woodland Heritage Services Group whose unique combination of expertise has been gained over decades of experience, advising on heritage conservation and restoration projects. The Group has a background of archaeological and ecological knowledge combined with an understanding of woodland management and technical expertise in modern remote sensing surveys and mapping.

Working closely with many partner organisations, we have developed the optimum specifications for the successful heritage-based surveys of wooded landscapes. Our knowledge of wooded environments also provides us with the unique understanding of how trees and understorey vegetation influence the effectiveness and interpretation of these LiDAR surveys.

We collaborate closely with Cambridge University's Unit for Landscape Modelling, which is a world leader in LiDAR technology and surveys, to undertake heritage surveys of woodland.

We work across Great Britain and Northern Ireland for clients in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Clients have included:

  • Forestry Commission
  • English Heritage
  • Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • County Councils
  • Other land managers.

To find out more information

For more about the services offered or to discuss your requirements contact:

Peter Crow
or:

Lynn Jordan
Email: lynn.jordan@forestry.gsi.gov.uk