Forestry on Ballogie Estate
Forestry on Ballogie extends to 1642ha, approximately 60% of Ballogie land. Of this 262hs is Native pinewood that is successfully naturally regenerating. Much of the forest area is managed as continuous cover with mixed species and mixed age forestry. Where natural regeneration is not feasible a more traditional British system of clear fell and replant is followed.
Some small-scale amenity planting of broadleaves takes place. The forestry is dominated by Scots Pine with smaller plantations of other conifers, mixed broadleaves and birch. The policy woodlands are dominated by older trees and broadleaves and these along with riparian woodlands and birch woods, provide diverse woodland habitats. Within these woodlands lies the ‘Queen of the firs’, a Scottish heritage listed tree and the tallest Scots Pine in Scotland. We are in the process of renewing our Long term Forest Plan with Scottish Forestry.
Ballogie Estate Enterprises is a founding member of Deeside Woodland Products (Marketing & Harvesting Co-operative), which coordinates marketing of over 9500 ha of forestry and is a key producer of all timber products from quality saw logs to biomass renewable fuel.