Responsibly and sustainably
Managing our Woods
Our Estate, which is based around the town of Midhurst in West Sussex, extends to about 16,500 acres, of which 36% is woodland, three times the national average.
Conifers form 53%, broadleaf high forest 25%, Chestnut coppice 14% with the other 8% being made up of shrub and bare areas.
The woodlands at Cowdray are certified under international sustainable management standards in accordance with the UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS). This means that our timber and wood products carry the FSC® mark of responsible forestry.
what we offer
Our Sawmill utilises wood harvested on the Estate to produce a range of products such a gate posts, sleepers, cladding boards and fencing products. We specialise in sawing Douglas Fir and Larch, two species noted for their durability.
We have recently invested in a charcoal kiln to utilise the hardwood off cuts from the sawmill. It has excellent heat production and retention, and is very easy to light. Charcoal can be purchased from the Cowdray Farm Shop.
The Estate is an approved woodchip supplier and is registered on the Biomass supplier list.
We can supply boiler quality or garden quality woodchip within the local area.
Contact us for more information about prices.