Great use of otherwise unproductive low lying, heavy soils - wetlands, rivers, streams, low lying wetlands.
No area is too big or small
Does not effect BPS and not classed as woodland.
Grown 10m apart, 100 trees per hectare (40 trees per acre).
Can be grazed with sheep 7 years after planting, or fenced off for other grazing animals.
Fast growing, high value investment with proven profitable returns taking only 15-20 years to mature.
Free replacements planted after mature trees are felled.
Averaged yearly earnings of circa £1,200 per acre, tax free.
Guaranteed buy back when trees are mature.
Growing market value - there has been a huge increase in the demand and value of cricket bat willow trees. The current return for a well maintained tree has over doubled in the last 20 years.
Carbon sequestration - recycling the timber into cricket bats ensures the carbon is absorbed, witheld and not released back into the environment.
Riverbank restoration - flood mitigation, riverbank and soil stabilisation.
Conservation - wildlife, biodiversity & sporting benefits.
We are continually building on our extensive knowledge of re-wilding and conservation projects, whilst working with the best advisors where necessary.