Join Woodknowledge Wales to explore the benefits and challenges of investing in woodland creation in Wales.

More and more of us are interested in planting trees. Some organisations see it as ‘the right thing to do’, others see it as an effective climate mitigation measure, as appropriate for offsetting and most obviously as a source of future timber for many uses.

This webinar will outline the key factors which need to be considered in approaching woodland creation, from finding the right site, choice of species, financial evaluation, potential funding to planning the planting, maintenance and future harvest.

Bangor University’s Ashley Hardaker has recently authored a series of technical papers for Woodknowledge Wales on the economics of woodland creation and how to approach a financial evaluation of investment potential.

Andrew Bronwin is Managing Director of Bronwin & Abbey, Chartered Foresters and Surveyors. He has spent his career working with trees and woodlands, advising owners and investors on planting, management, funding and the production of timber.


10.00   Welcome: James Moxey, Woodknowledge Wales

10.10   Housing association perspectives: Neil Ingham, Group director of communications and culture, Pobl and Kevin Evans, Head of business intelligence and decarbonisation, Tai Tarian

10.25   The practicalities of forest creation: Andrew Bronwin, Managing Director of Bronwin & Abbey

10.45   Investing in afforestation. The Economic aspects of woodland creation: Ashley Hardaker, Post-doctoral research officer, Bangor University

11.05   Discussion

11.30   Close

Date and Time

Tuesday 8th December 2021: 10.00 – 11.30


Click ‘REGISTER’ to book your place (via Eventbrite). Following registration, you will receive an email with joining instructions for the Zoom webinar a few days before the event. If you have any queries, please contact David at


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Event details

Date: 08/12/2021

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am