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Knighton Countryside Management WOODLAND • ECOLOGY • LANDSCAPE

WOODLAND AND CONSERVATION


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T H E K N I G H TO N P H I LO S O P H Y: Knighton Countryside Management was established in 1989 as a forestry management business. We still manage an extensive area of woodland but have extended our operations to undertake a wide range of environmental and landscape contracting as well. We have a wide client base of landowners and have completed projects that vary from small plantings of 50 trees, to large scale projects of several hundred thousand trees that have enhanced the environment and created landscapes that will be enjoyed by the future generations. Our core staff of 30 makes us one of the largest dedicated woodland and conservation work-

forces in the South of England and between us we have a wealth of practical conservation experience. We own and operate a wide range of specialist plant and machinery which enables us to undertake all woodland and conservation operations. We are committed to the work we do because of our knowledge and love of the environment. The following pages provide an overview of the services we provide. Please do contact us and we will be happy to visit you and offer advice and solutions as necessary.


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Plantation of grant funded woodland in North Dorset

TREE AND HEDGE PLANTING Tree planting was the inspiration behind KCM over 20 years ago. Since then we have planted literally millions of trees, including hedging, broadleaf woodland, commercial conifer plantations, avenues and parkland trees.

KCM is the official Tubex stockist in the South West. We have huge stocks of tree shelters and planting accessories available throughout the year. We are also able to supply all your tree and hedging needs from our selection of preferred UK nurseries.

Hedging and fencing on an organic farm in West Dorset

Parkland guards

Trees planted as a shelter belt in Hampshire


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WOODLAND AND CONSERVATION Conservation is at the heart of our operations. A large proportion of the work we do is related to the upkeep and improvement of our countryside.


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Our Unimog in action chipping Rhododendron in Surrey

Gorse control with our crawler tractor and flail in the Purbecks

Flailing scrub with our reverse drive Valmet tractor and flail

Quad spraying paddocks in West Dorset

WE CAN WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YOU TO MAXIMISE THE COMMERCIAL VALUE OF YOUR WOODLAND

Removing timber from a National Trust site in Devon

Thinning woodland for fire wood in the Chilterns

Winching timber off a steep slope in East Devon

The same slope after thinning and timber removal


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TREE SURGERY

Tree works on an important tree in a ‘Capability Brown’ park in Dorset


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27m access platform makes reducing overgrown hedgerows a much easier task

T R E E S U RG E RY As Arboricultural Association Approved Contractors we are extremely experienced in the care, maintenance and removal of trees of all shapes and sizes. Typical operations undertaken are crown thinning and lifting,

Removing the butt of a Cedar of Lebanon from the lawn of a stately home

pollarding, reductions, dismantling and sectional felling. From domestic tree work to the largest commercial clearance projects we can undertake all tree related works.


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Works to veteran trees at Lulworth Castle


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LANDSCAPING WE HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN LANDSCAPING FOR OVER 20 YEARS. FROM SMALL DOMESTIC SOFT LANDSCAPING WORK TO THE LARGEST PRIVATE AND COMMERCIAL HARD LANDSCAPING SCHEMES WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS TO REALISE ALL TYPES OF LANDSCAPING PROJECTS.

This seat was carved from the butt of a 200 year old Cedar of Lebanon


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The creation of a new terrace on a private estate in West Dorset. Providing wonderful views over the lake below . . .

This lake edge was reprofiled and supported by a retaining wall to create a defined edge

Landscaping works around a classically designed new build country house in South Dorset

Vegetable garden restoration project in Somerset

Using specialist machinery to create a fine seed bed for a new lawn in Kent

Commissioned to restore a 19th century walled garden, we relaid paths and beds and edged central beds with miniature box hedging


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Installing faggots as part of a bank stabilisation program on a chalk stream in West Dorset

RIVERS AND LAKES We have been involved in the construction and restoration of a large number of ponds and lakes. We also have extensive experience of river bank restoration.

Pond restoration in East Sussex

Pond restoration in the Purbecks

Removing over grown Willows from the edge of a neglected lake in Dorset

KCM has extensive experience in dealing with invasive weeds and in conjunction with our sister company Herpetosure Invasive Solutions we can remove the following: Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed and Himalayan Balsam. We are also able to remove aquatic

species such as New Zealand Swamp Stonecrop, Parrots Feather and Water Primrose. In addition to the control of exotic invasives, we are also market leaders in the control of Rhododendron, Bracken and Ragwort.

I N VA S I V E W E E D S

Pulling Himalayan Balsam in Dorchester

Rhododendron spraying for the Forestry Commission

Roadside Japanese Knotweed Control


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Bridge built to the client’s specification over the river Frome

FENCING AND BRIDGES KCM is an experienced fencing contractor, and installs a wide range of agricultural, equestrian, domestic and commercial fencing, as well as all types of gates, bridges and other wooden structures.

45km of fencing and hedge restoration in Herefordshire

Pipeline fencing in Hampshire

Security fencing and hedging for a utility company in Hampshire

300m of chainlink fencing around a new slurry lagoon

Domestic fencing and beech hedge in North Dorset


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PROFESSIONAL WORK KCM is involved in the management of 3500 acres of woodland across Southern England. Our woodland management services cover every aspect of professional forestry work. We have extensive experience of woodland grant schemes and are able to manage every stage of the process from initial grant applications to the sale of timber and replanting thereafter. We also undertake tree surveys. There is a clearly defined duty of care for landowners to prevent accidents involving falling trees or branches. The process involves inspecting the trees, tagging and mapping them followed by the creation of a schedule of works required which we would be delighted to quote for and undertake if required.

Mapping tree locations for a planning proposal

Our widespread client base demands the highest standards of quality and health and safety. We are Approved Contractors for the Arboricultural Association, CHAS Accredited, SMAS worksafe contractors and BASIS Amenity Assured Compliant Contractors. We are also members of Confor.

Inspecting the roof and chimneys of a country house in Dorset

Knighton Countryside Management WOODLAND • ECOLOGY • LANDSCAPE

Knighton Countryside Management Ltd Unit 37, Enterprise Park Piddlehinton, Dorchester Dorset DT2 7UA Telephone: 01305 848 881

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