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ABOUT OUR COMPANY
The Woodland Stewardship Company
Ltd. was set up in
October 1996 by Martin B. Jones and Ronald J. LeFrois and became the first
forest management company in the UK to use laser technology to provide our clients
with more accurate and cost-effective GIS data capture and GIS mapping.
More accurate data allows
us to make better informed management decisions.
We employ a
team of field staff, forestry consultants and arboriculturalists to meet the
increasing demand for forest/tree inventories and GIS mapping.
people are important company assets and are highly valued. Their dedication,
entrepreneurial spirit and marketplace intelligence drive the performance of the
- Practicing environmentally responsible resource management
- Providing consistently high quality services to our customers
and business partners.
- Fostering an ethical business culture that encourages individual
ideas and initiative and rewards accomplishment.
- Achieving superior returns for our clients.
B. Jones (Managing Director, MICFOR, Certified Forester)
gained a BA (Open University) in Economics, a Post-graduate Diploma in
Countryside Management (University of Wales) and a MSc in Resource
Management/Forestry (University of Edinburgh). For more than 10 years he has been accredited
Certified Forester (CF) status as member of the Society of American Foresters
and a became a Chartered Forester with the Institute of Charted Foresters in the
UK in 2013.
He has worked as a registered inspector for the Soil Association's Forest
Certification "Woodmark" scheme and as a "SmartWood" consultant, undertaking
forest management assessments under the FSC approved UK Woodland Assurance
Scheme. He was also under contract as a management planner with Forestry
Commission Wales to complete forest management plans as part of the "Better
Woodlands for Wales" scheme and with the Welsh Assembly Government as a Glastir
Woodland Creation Officer and Advisor.
Martin has developed a wide range of forest management and silvicultural skills,
including Continuous Cover Forestry and management of Plantations on Ancient
Woodland Sites (PAWS). He has also gained significant expertise forest surveying and field data capture using Differential
GPS, laser rangefinders and hand-held systems technology.
Ronald J. Le Frois (Co-Director)
gained a BA (University of Toronto) in Psychology.
Post-Graduate studies were undertaken at University of Illinois, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations; University of Michigan, School of Education and
Michigan State University, Graduate School of Business Administration. After 25
years with GM Corporation, where he was Director of Management Training for GM
Overseas Corporation-Europe, he now serves the WSC as Director of Finance and
James Beardall (Senior Arboriculturalist)
James has obtained a range of qualifications, which include the Master of
Horticulture (Royal Horticultural Society) and the Professional Diploma in
Arboriculture (Royal Forestry Society). He was trained at the Royal
Horticultural Society School of Horticulture, Merrist Wood and Writtle Colleges.
James has worked in a wide range of Local Authorities for 40 years nationwide.
He was responsible for the care and management of trees and woodlands as a
practitioner, advisor and senior executive with a wide portfolio of
responsibilities. He recently retired from Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough
Council, where he was employed in a senior management and strategic role for 24
years—a role which enabled him to make a significant long-term contribution to
the quality of the sylvan and open space environment.
If you have any questions regarding our services