Tim Lucas Forest Management

about me

A short biog about me, Tim Lucas. Details of my experience and competencies, plus links to content where you can find out more.

In 2003, at the age of 33, I decided that I needed a career change.  I resigned from my job in Poole, Dorset, and I moved to Inverness to study forestry at the Scottish School of Forestry in Balloch.

Four years later, I graduated with a Distinction and, armed with a BSc in Sustainable Forest Management, I started my new career in forestry.

In 2016, after working for ten years as a salaried forest manager, I saw an opportunity to establish a modern forest and tree management company operating from my home in the wonderful village of Foyers on the shores of Loch Ness, Inverness-shire.  

The rest, as they say, is history.


This is me, Tim Lucas, planning new native woodland in Sutherland.

"I should never have given-up the career in modelling."


My forestry training and experience provides me with the skills to meet my customers’ technical expectations, whether this happens to be providing advice on managing woodlands, selling their timber, designing and managing their tree planting projects, undertaking their tree surveys or any of the other varied tasks which I regularly perform.

My pre-forestry work experience provides me with the skills to meet my customers’ service expectations, whether this happens to be accurate budgeting and reporting, the provision of clear maps and documentation, or something as simple as completing the work in a timely manner.

When not practicing forestry, I spend my time gardening and working on my house in Foyers.  I blog about it now and then and I also upload the occasional video to Youtube. 



Reading College of Technology

BTEC in Business Studies and Public Administration 1992

Scottish School of Forestry

BSc, Sustainable Forest Management (Distinction) 2007


  • Institute of Chartered Foresters - Associate Member

  • Confederation of Forest Industries (CONFOR) - Member

  • Forestry Contracting Association (FCA) - Member

other qualifications

  • LANTRA Professional Tree Inspection

  • LANTRA Sit-Astride ATVs

  • NPTC Pesticides PA1 & PA6

  • NPTC Chainsaw Level 2 201/202/203

get in touch

I know from personal experience that dealing with land agents and foresters can often be frustrating and slow, not to mention expensive.

I do not think that this is acceptable, which is why I promise a quick response, high standards and affordable pricing.

Contact me now to discuss your requirements