Forest Surveys have been providing timber inventories and forest mensuration project to the forestry sector for many year. By employing the latest technologies and data gathering techniques we lead the industry in delivering a higher level of accuracy and efficiency.
Our experienced Forest Managers are focused on delivering flexible solutions, providing reliable data about woodland resources. Our services enable our customers to maximise the economic value of their woodlands and ensure the resource can be enjoyed by future generations. Combining this expert knowledge and utilising innovative technology allows us to provide a solution that’s right for you.

Stephen Fox CertEd PGDip NDF - Managing Director

Heading 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 - Contracts Manager

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 contract compliance.

Thomas Fox LLB - Survey Manager

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 is responsible for our field teams and has overseen the successful completion of over 30,000 sampling plots for surveying contracts in England and Wales. He has also worked in New Zealand gathering data for Carbon Sequestration schemes.

Nationwide Service


25,000 Sample Plots Completed

30,000 Hectares Surveyed

3,086,000 m3 Measured