Highland Birchwoods

Promoting best practice in the sustainable management of forests and woodlands.

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Highland Birchwoods has adopted The Commissioner's Model Publication Scheme  produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner approved on the 29th March 2016. You can view the Guide to Information available through this scheme here or by contacting us.

General Publications

The documents listed below are available either to download in .pdf format or by contacting Highland Birchwoods. Some of the .pdf documents are quite large and can take some time to download. (It is recommended that after downloading, the document is saved to your hard drive to improve viewing speed.)

Scrubbers Bulletin Issue 9

Other Scrubbers Bulletins

SRDP Application Guidance for Native Woodland Creation Grants
(Woodland Trust for Scotland)

Highland Birchwoods Tree-Zine Autumn 2010
E-Newsletter keeping you up to date with HB's last few months

Managing Small Woodlands in the Highlands and Islands
A guide for crofters, communities and small woodland owners

Discover East Sutherland's Top 10 Woodland Walks (Leaflet)

Highland Birchwoods Review 2008


Stand Dynamics in Tilio-Acerion Woodlands of the Clyde Valley

The Sunart Oakwoods: A Guide To Their Sustainable Management

A Preliminary History of Clyde Valley Woodlands

Thinning in Atlantic Oakwoods- Assessing Options at the Stand Scale

Restoring Natura Forest Habitats - Report of a LIFE-NATURE conference

Timber Cladding in Scotland

Designing with Timber

Low Alpine, Subalpine and Coastal Scrub Communities in Scotland

Montane Scrub -The challenge above the Treeline

The Production and Marketing of Scottish Hardwood Flooring


Prospects for Native Timber Utilisation in the Scottish Highlands: A Discussion Document

Caledonian Partnership Level II Survey Cards:
- Survey Cards
- Guidance Notes

Low Alpine, SubAlpine and Coastal Scrub Communties in Scotland by Neil Mackenzie.

A summary of the distribution and current state of the main Low Alpine, Subalpine and Coastal scrub species in Scotland, with distribution maps.

Cheque to Highland Birchwoods for £3.50 incl. P&P.

Montane Scrub, Michael Scott for the Montane Scrub Action Group (2000).

This 32 page booklet is an output from the Montane Scrub Restoration Project (part of the Millennium Forest for Scotland project managed by Highland Birchwoods), and has been endorsed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Can be obtained from:
The Publication Section
Scottish Natural Heritage
Battleby, Redgorton
Perth PH1 3EW
Tel: 01783 444177


The Birch Woodland Management Handbook (1999) by Rick Worrell.


Bibliography of Literature relevant to Hardwood / Native Timber Marketing and Utilisation in Scotland
Prepared by Highland Birchwoods

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A Short Introduction to Wood as a Designers Material
Prepared by Highland Birchwoods on behalf of the Scottish Hardwood Timber Market Development Group, October 1999

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Woodfuel Publications

The Potential for Farmers to become involved in the woodfuel supply chain through the use of short rotation forestry  

The Carbon Balance of Woodfuel

Fuelwood in the Highlands

Scrubbers Bulletins

Scrubbers Bulletin Issue 9  
Scrubbers Bulletin Issue 8  
Scrubbers Bulletin   Issue 7  
Scrubbers Bulletin   Issue 6  
Scrubbers Bulletin   Issue 5  
Scrubbers Bulletin   Issue 4  
Scrubbers Bulletin   Issue 3  

Information Sheets

Information Sheet 1: Hardwoods in the Highlands  
Information Sheet 2: A Guide to Hiring a Mobile Sawmill  
Information Sheet 4: Growing Shitake Mushrooms in the Highlands  
Information Sheet 5: Managing Woodland as a Tenant Farmer  
Information Sheet 6: Guidence for Direct Seeding of Birch  
Information Sheet 7: Planning Native Woodland Managment  
Information Sheet 8: Selecting the Best Timber Trees in a Wood  

Forest Research Reports

New Planting of Farm Woodlands: Output

Forest Research Technical Note 4/98.
The Adaptation Of Agricultural Tractors For Forestry
Forest Research Technical Note 24/95.
Timber Trailers For Agricultural Tractors
Forest Research Technical Note 28/95.
Equipment For All Terrain Cycles
Forest Research Technical Development Report 2/9.4
Small Scale Mechanised Extraction: Case Studies
Forest Research Technical Development Report 2/97.
Glenfinnan Log Chute
Forest Research Technical Note 6/94.


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Highland Birchwoods, Littleburn, Munlochy, Ross-Shire Scotland IV8 8NN

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