Once a stand in our forests reaches maturity, the stand is harvested in three successive cuts spaced out over a 30-year cycle to produce high-quality oak, beech, maple, cherry, ash and spruce timber.

When selecting trees for harvest we choose trees that have an established seed bank underneath them, so once the mature trees are removed the seedlings grow into the gap. At the following harvest cycles we enlarge this gap to give the seedings more space and thus continuing the cycle of natural forest regeneration.

Selective cutting ensures continual forest cover so that the forest continues to provide multiple ecosystem services such as water purification, nutrient cycling, carbon capture and soil accumulation.

The Ingleby way of farming

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.

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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.