Forestry & timber
Our woodlands are multi-purpose, providing environmental, recreational and landscape benefits as well as producing a sustainable supply of timber for the wood processing industry.
In recent years Clinton Devon Estates’ commitment to forest management has resulted in a level of woodland cover almost twice the national average – an achievement that has won international acclaim from the Forest Stewardship Council.
Clinton Devon Estates woodland produces FSC certified timber with conifers accounting for the greatest harvested volume. Timber from the Douglas fir, spruce and larch is sold to manufacturers, sawmills and wood processing industries in the local, regional, national and international markets.
Woodchip from the Estates that used to be taken as far as Wales for processing is used to create biomass fuel locally – saving hundreds of road miles in carbon emissions.
Our woodlands are managed carefully to achieve a rich diversity of tree species and age structure which, in turn, provides a wide range of habitats for many plants and animal species.
In East Devon, 90% of our woodlands have public access routes, offering many recreational benefits.