Crown Estate Scotland manages 5,000 hectares (around 12,000 acres) of commercial forestry, mostly in Glenlivet. With typical forest tree plantings taking 50 to 70 years to mature, we take a long-term view and work with communities and partners such Forestry Commission Scotland to promote multi-purpose forest management.
Crown Estate Scotland:
- Invests in paths, roads and access to help people enjoy the forests under its care
- Increases woodland diversity through conservation and landscape projects such as peatland restoration, native broadleaf replanting and preserving habitats for native species
- Invites communities to help determine how forestry can work side by side with leisure (mountain bike trails, skiing, camping, bird-watching) and business activities (water bottling, biomass fuel burners and community business centres)
- Harvests mature timber in forests, replanting with commercial species and native Scottish trees to create mixed woodlands
- Offers visits and activities for school children and vocational training opportunities for older students