Upland Forestry is a trading name of Upland Forestry Ltd, providing an extensive range of services to the forestry and land management sectors.

  • The North West Coast Ancient Woodland Restoration Project
  • Forest and Woodland design and establishment
  • Long Term Forest Plans and Woodland Management Plans
  • Forest landscape design
  • Stocking density assessments
  • Agri-environment and Forestry Grant Scheme advice and applications
  • Tree surveys in relation to development (BS:5837)
  • Assessment and monitoring of deer and livestock impacts on woodland vegetation (Woodland Grazing Toolbox assessments)
  • PAWS restoration and woodland habitat surveys
  • Protected species surveys
  • Plant health and tree disease surveys (DNB, Chalara, Phytopthora)
  • Vegetation surveys (NVC, Phase II)
  • Soil surveys
  • Ecological Site Classification

Case studies and recent contracts:

Forest-to-bog peatland restoration projects – Corrour Estate, Kinlochteacuis Estate and Loch Arkaig Pine Forest

NVC/Habitat Surveys for Native Woodland creation and expansion – Culag Community Woodland Trust and Assynt Foundation

Long Term Forest Plan – Arisaig Estate

Long Term Forest Plan – Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust 

Long Term Forest Plan – Isle of Rum Community Trust 

Ariundle NNR – Woodland Management Plan (for SNH)

Glencripesdale – Woodland Management Plan (for SNH)

Vegetation Fire Risk Assessment – Mar Lodge Estate (NTS)

Dothistroma Needle Blight surveys – Lochaber Forest District


The North West Coast Ancient Woodland Restoration Project

With funding provided through the partnership between Woodland Trust and Native Woods Cooperative (Scotland) Ltd, Gary is able to provide free support and advice to owners and managers of woodlands and Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS) in an area stretching from Ballachulish in the south to Cape Wrath in the north. His work is focused around the following themes:

  • Achieving ‘favourable condition’ status for native woodland SSSI and SAC habitats
  • Landscape scale collaboration and cooperation projects
  • Native woodland expansion
  • Community woodlands
  • UKWAS/FSC monitoring of native woodland habitats
  • Management and restoration of native Caledonian pinewoods
  • PAWS restoration
  • Restoration and management of wood pasture habitats
  • Rhododendron control and removal

Gary is currently involved in ancient woodland restoration activity at more than twenty sites – stretching from the Isle of Rum in the south west to Assynt in the north west. The North West Coast AWR project has so far helped to enable landowners and managers to commit over 1500 hectares of ancient woodland into restoration and expansion programmes, and has succeeded in working with a variety of landowners to ensure that some 350 hectares of native woodland are now in active restoration management.

For further information or support on this don’t hesitate to contact Gary.
Mobile: 07834 515383 Email: gary@uplandecology.co.uk


Hardwood Firewood for Sale

200 Litre vented barrow bags – Please contact Gary Servant on 07834 515383.

Machine and Operator for Hire

22Ton Venom Log Splitter and Operator available – Please contact Gary Servant on 07834 515383 for further details.