MAN SHAPES HIMSELF THROUGH DECISIONS THAT SHAPE HIS ENVIRONMENT

- RenĂ© Dubos

Barle Valley Forestry is a second generation family run business with many years experience in the forest industry. based in somerset and hampshire we offer a range of services throughout the UK 

Focused on providing managers and owners with flexible and reliable data about their woodland resources. Our services enable you to maximise the economic value, and ensure the resource can be enjoyed by future generations. Employing skilled forest managers and utilising innovative technology allows us to provide a solution thats right for you.

Stephen Fox 

Heads up the team with 35 years experience. Steve began his career with the Forestry Commission in the early 1980s.  He went on to become a practitioner in the field of harvesting, marketing and forest management. On leaving the Forestry Commission in 1988 he moved on to teaching Forestry in both Further and Higher Education, becoming a senior lecturer in 1998. In 2012 Steve and Sam set up Barle Valley Forestry, focusing on reinstating unmanaged woodlands. Steve's qualifications include a National Diploma in Forestry, Cert Ed and PGDip in Forest Product Technology.


Samuel Fox

Sam has worked within the forestry industry for over 10 years, leading numerous projects from conservation work on SSSI's to managing large production forecasting contracts. Sam has extensive knowledge of silvicultural practices and is responsible for managing contracts, auditing and compliance.


Thomas Fox

Tom has been working for Barle Valley Forestry for 4 years, from felling and planting trees to technical surveying as part of the National Forest Inventory (NFI). Tom heads up the field team and has overseen the successful completion of over 30,000 sampling plots for surveying contracts in England and Wales.

We provide advice and services to a range of clients, from planting stocking assessments through to production forecasting. For more information and updates visit us on social media.