South West Woodland Management was formed to provide a high quality service to woodland owners from a locally based firm. Our area is home to some particularly diverse woodland, and we are experienced in all types of woodland management. From small, ecologically sensitive sites to sporting estates, amenity woodland and commercial plantations we are able to help owners with every aspect of growing trees. We also offer an expert, independent woodland carbon consultancy service throughout the UK. We are able to advise landowners on all parts of woodland carbon, from designing and registering a scheme to marketing Woodland Carbon Units.
Meet the team
Felix Gregory MICFor
Involved in woodlands and the rural landscape from a young age, Felix is passionate about helping owners achieve the best from their woods.
Since graduating with a first class degree in Forestry from Bangor University, Felix has worked in woodland in Wales, the midlands and the south west and so has a thorough understanding of managing a wide range of woodland types for all sorts of clients and objectives.
Felix is a Chartered Forester.
Ilona Coulson-Ashworth MSc
After being the first in her family to attend university, Ilona was awarded a scholarship to study an MSc Agricultural Economics at the University of Reading, graduating with Distinction. With a desire to work in the environmental sector, Ilona’s career started as a carbon manager developing Verra and Gold Standard carbon credit schemes across East Africa.
Joining a large woodland charity in 2020, Ilona gained experience in the management of woodland creation and agroforestry in the UK and generating carbon offsets. Ilona contributed to new nature carbon standards and follows emerging compliance and biodiversity markets, helping landowners to access funding for environmental schemes.
Ilona specialises in woodland creation, Woodland Carbon Code and Peatland Code, farm carbon footprinting, managing offsets and biodiversity credits. Ilona is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters.
A mixture of silvicultural expertise, local knowledge and passion.
We are experts in making the most of woodland and maximising its ecological, recreational, sporting and commercial potential. Each woodland requires a different approach, and we bring a mixture of silvicultural expertise, local knowledge and passion for management of trees and woodlands to every job. We offer all levels of management services, as well as operational works via a network of tried and trusted contractors. We are professionally qualified, experienced and fully insured.