tim barratt
Partner, Forestry

Tim is a chartered forester and a partner in the forestry team with over 18 years’ experience in forestry and the land-based sector, across Scotland and the North of England.

Tim is responsible for the management and forestry advice for a dedicated portfolio of forestry investment clients, as well as delivering a range of professional consultancy and agency work.

Strategic forest management and advice is at the heart of Tim’s work programme, managing forest planning, access infrastructure delivery, standing timber sales and contract management in support clients’ financial forecasts, whilst being responsive to market trends and opportunities. This practical and operation experience supports Tim’s wider workstreams in professional forestry consultancy and forestry sales and purchasing.

Previous work for both Scottish Natural Heritage and Forestry Commission mean that Tim is well placed with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to deliver Environmental Statements in support of woodland creation applications and the forestry related elements of renewables developments.

An experienced negotiator in relation to EIA conditions, mitigation arrangements, and consultee agreements for a range of forestry and renewables operational activities, Tim has built a reputation with statutory agencies and developers for delivering accurate, timely and objective advice. 

Tim delivers forest property sales and purchasing advice to a range of private and public sector clients, and supports in excess of £150M of forestry valuations annually. Clients include private and commercial investors seeking valuations for accounts, to inform strategic financial planning and those seeking marketing advice.

Recent projects

  • Managing a portfolio of commercial forestry investment properties ranging from Northumberland, South Scotland through to Aberdeenshire.
  • Overseeing the delivery of a range of forest plans for commercial plantations and large upland estates, balancing commercial production, access provision, conservation and wider owner objectives.
  • Supporting the annual valuation for some of the UK’s largest private forestry investors and unitised forestry funds.
  • Involved in over £36M of recent forestry sales and £10M of forestry purchases.
  • Delivering professional forestry advice on over 275MW of active renewables developments.
  • Forest policy, statutory processes plus grants and regulations including EIA determinations relating to forestry
  • Forest management services
  • Implementing the Control of Woodland Removal Policy relating to a range of developments including housing and renewables
  • Build and maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Timber transport negotiations and mitigation in a range of situations including planning gains related to renewables developments
  • Specialist forestry advice for developers and investors on a consultancy basis
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