Harvesting forest products operates on the principle of thinning from below – small malformed trees are removed first (thinned) to give valuable trees access to sunlight, thus facilitating growth. Logs produced from thinning are typically too small to be used as timber, so they are sold as firewood.

Firewood produced from sustainably managed forests is considered a carbon neutral energy source. This is because the sequestration of carbon by the forest as it grows, off-sets carbon emitted from the burning of firewood.

Thinning continues typically until the stand reaches maturity – oak matures at 120-years-old while beech matures at 110-years-old.

The Ingleby way of farming

our nature trees

We are long-term owners of land.

We own and manage 45 farms across the globe.

Harmony with nature

We believe in farming in harmony with nature.

150 years perspective old tree

We farm with a 150-year perspective.

We farm to produce good, healthy food, and also to protect the environment for future generations.

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Forest certification

For any complaints concerning forest management certification, please click here for further information and form.