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Tree Planting, Tree Health and Woodland Management Services.  We now also offer family holiday accommodation in Sweden!

Acres Wild Woodlands Ltd can create and manage your woodlands for the future in the UK and Europe.  We currently work in UK, France and Sweden. Our large house overlooking Lake Siljan in Dalarna, Sweden can accommodate 2 – 3 families comfortably over 3 floors (sleeps 14) and is now available to rent for holidays.

 

Background to our work

With more than 25 years experience in forestry, woodland management and eco tourism, we work to promote more sustainable woodland management practices and encourage new woodland expansion. We are lead contractors for the Forestry Commission’s Tree Health Contract across many areas of England where we survey for a range of tree pests and diseases. We manage our own small woodlands in Scotland, Sweden, France and England.

Respecting the Environment

We have never and will never use chemicals on our land or your land, employing practical and proven alternatives for successful tree establishment for example.

We have gradually restored the plantation areas of our woods in France back to semi natural broadleaves since 2000 and restored former meadow areas through seed gathering from neighbouring ancient seed banks.

Our newly acquired woods in Scotland are to be restored from a former Sitka spruce clearfell site to a more native woodland using both planting and regeneration, and including several new wildlife ponds.

Our small woodland in middle England, a former larch plantation with some boundary oaks retained, is regenerating to mixed woodland of predominantly birch and oak and will soon require thinning.

Our Swedish woods are managed using continuous cover forestry principles and seed tree retention which is practised widely in this heavily forested area. The respect for and protection of nature in Sweden is exemplary and inspirational. Our area is almost entirely wooded, with numerous stunning natural reserves including one in our village. There are many Water Protection Areas and wild lake swimming opportunities all around with a beach near the house where you can swim in clean fresh water and out to deserted pine clad islands, or hire a canoe or rowing boat.

The Lake Siljan area of Dalarna has endless outdoor recreation opportunities in a truly unspoilt environment. These include hiking the Siljansleden trails, mountain biking, plentiful wild swimming and boating, ice skating, ice fishing, cross country and downhill skiing. Mora is home to the world’s longest cross country ski race the Vasaloppet which is very much part of the local culture, and has expanded to include year round events including mountain biking and trail running on the historic route.

Woodland conservation and reforestation organisations we support

We support the work of woodland restoration charities including Tree Aid in Africa and the wonderful Caledonian forest restoration and expansion work of Trees For Life