The use of woodfuel to produce energy is growing rapidly across the country, as people realise the financial and environmental benefits of this natural fuel source.

Coppicing is an ancient form of woodland management, which involves repetitive felling on the same stump, near to ground level, and allowing the shoots to regrow from that main stump. This method is often used to produce fast growing firewood.

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The best way to find an appropriate consultant or contractor is word of mouth. Ask other community woodlands in your area for recommendations.

This list is not exhaustive. It has been created for the convenience of finding a forestry consultant within the Central Scotland Green Network. Appearing on the list is not a sign of recommendation or endorsement of any kind. If you would like to appear on the list please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Our Vision for Central Scotland

‘By 2050, Central Scotland has been transformed into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality.’

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) will change the face of Central Scotland, by restoring and transforming the landscape of an area stretching from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west, to Fife and the Lothians in the east.

The CSGN is a national development within the National Planning Framework which aims to make ‘a significant contribution to Scotland's sustainable economic development’. It involves public agencies and stakeholders working together to align their policies, programmes and actions to achieve a common aim.