Forestry at Ballindalloch: © Copyright Walter Baxter and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.


Ballindalloch Estate forestry operations encompass native broadleaf woodlands, stands of Scots Pine and commercial forestry blocks. Management of all forestry on the Estate is conducted in accordance with an adopted and approved Forest Plan and utilises local contractors wherever possible.

The careful management of our resident deer population, which is essential to preserve the right balance between our commercial interests and habitat diversity, is an important element of this Forest Plan.

Trees on the Estate

One of the recent challenging elements to management of the trees at Ballindalloch has been the rapid onset of Dutch Elm Disease.  As a result, a huge proportion of the elms on the Estate have died and this means that a large number of trees need to be felled.  This has meant that some difficult decisions have had to be made for the long term health of the woods.  A variety of trees, including the dead elms, have been felled to make way for sensible re-planting for future generations.

This has involved some expert tree felling by local tree surgeons who have kindly shared some of the experience on YouTube.  Warning: not to be viewed by those scared of heights!

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