We provide advice and support to businesses, consortia and the public sector to add value to your timber whether it be growing, in the mill or in use with our extensive expertise in timber product and supply-chain development.

Our work is diverse and exciting, largely because our clients come from diverse, exciting sectors and are interested to innovative approaches to development. Key to our work is the idea that innovation and contemporary ideas & technology are introduced into the forestry and timber industry. Our services include:

Timber Specialist

Timber Research

Timber Grading and quality

Urban Timber and Urban Forestry

Landscape Forestry


Jez Ralph, with almost 20 years experience in the Sector is the Director of Timber Strategies.  With a degree in Archaeology & Geology and a spell with the British Antarctic Survey behind him Jez went in forestry via and M.Sc. in Forest Management at Aberdeen University.  Since then he worked with the Silvanus Trust and the Architectural Association at Hooke Park before setting up Timber Strategies.  In 2010 Jez spent a summer at the Helsinki Wood Studio working a design & build project with architects and engineers from around Europe and in 2012 gained a Nuffield Farming Scholarship to undertake travel around the world looking at innovations in small-scale added-value timber processing.

We have access to a range of associates and collaborators that complement our experience.  Recent work has been undertaken with the help of:

Bryan Elliot of Devon Forestry Consultants.  Bryan has extensive knowledge of forest management and markets as well as being a leading expert in the silviculture of Eucalyptus in the UK.

Jane Hart with expertise in facilitation, skills assessment and building collaborative groups in the forestry and construction sectors.

Deborah Elton, an ecologist with many ears experience undertaking field ecology as well as working for the Forestry Commission.

Will Richardson at Rural Development Initiatives. Biomass and supply-chain experts in the Northern England.

Martyn Glynn, rural and forestry development across the UK.

Amy Hammond at Lantern Environmental with whom we run the Tree Re-Use project.

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