Local Heather Harvesting

Heather Harvesters

Landmarc is an expert in heather harvesting. We aid restoration of lowland heaths in designated areas of Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

Local Heather Harvesting

Heather Harvesters

Landmarc is an expert in heather harvesting. We aid restoration of lowland heaths in designated areas of Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

Heather Seed Harvesting

Heather seed harvesting is an important process in the management of heather moorland. Heather seeds are tiny and collecting them by hand is a very time-consuming process. However, it is essential to harvest the seeds in order to ensure a good crop the following year. There are two main methods of heather seed harvesting: manual and mechanical. Manual harvesting is very labour-intensive and involves using a small rake to collect the seeds from the plant. Mechanical harvesting is a newer method and involves using a specialised machine to collect the seeds.

Landmarc specialises in mechanical harvesting. We are able to make use of the latest harvesting equipment. Our team has decades of experience in harvesting heather. We have used our services to benefit many lowland heath restoration sites. This has meant that we have been able to work alongside a variety of environmental agencies. We aim to ensure the sustainability of many Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

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How Do You Harvest Heather Seeds?

Heather seeds are tiny and numerous, making them extremely difficult to harvest by hand. In our experience, the best way to harvest chopped heather brash is to use a mechanical seed harvester. A mechanical seed harvester is a cut-and-collect machine. It works by striping the seeds from the heather brash and then collecting them in a container. The heather seeds are then transferred to a lorry to be transported. These seeds are then taken from the donor site to either a storage site or directly to the restoration site. Heather seeds can then be used in a variety of ways. This includes as a food source for birds and other animals or as a decorative element in gardens. They can also be used as a source of oil for cosmetics and other products.

The Benefits of Seed Harvesting

There are many benefits that come from seed harvesting. This includes ecological sustainability and cost savings for clients. By harvesting seeds from a donor site, you can ensure that all plants are of a suitable species. You will also be assured that your seeds are from quality sources. This is in stark contrast to buying seeds from a trade supplier. From a trade supplier, you have no assurance of species or that they are from a sustainable source. The advantages also extend to the owners of the donor site. Allowing a harvesting contractor to collect your seeds can save money on labour costs whilst being paid for your produce. Allowing clients to take advantage of your double-chopped heather can bring about increased harvest yields. It can also improve the quality of your plants in the future.

  • Ecologically Sustainable
  • Increased Harvest Yields
  • Cost Saving
  • Future Plant Quality Improvements
  • Ensure Quality Sourcing
  • Turnkey Brush Seed Service
  • Only Suitable Species Used
  • Support Restoration Works
  • Reduced Labour Costs
  • Encourage New Growth

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Why Heather Harvesting Will Aid Your Restoration Sites

If you’re looking to restore a natural area like a lowland heathland site, heather harvesting could help. Heather is a low-growing shrub that is common in many donor sites ranging across the UK. Heather harvesting can be a valuable tool in the restoration process. Using a seed harvesting service to transport heather seeds to your site can help to improve the soil quality in a restoration site. This is because the roots of heather plants are very efficient at breaking up compacted soils and improving drainage. The improved drainage can also help to create a more hospitable environment for other plants to grow. The dense network of roots that heather plants have can help to hold the soil in place. This prevents the soil from being washed away by rain or wind. Heather plants are a valuable asset in restoring sites that have been damaged by erosion. Heather harvesting can also help to improve the aesthetic of a restoration site.

The Advantages Of Landmarc's Harvesting Services

Landmarc prides itself on having some of the most efficient and effective harvesting services in the industry. Our team consists of experienced professionals. They are certified to be able to use a range of modern plant & equipment. This enables us to complete harvesting projects quickly and accurately. This ensures that farmers and landowners are able to get the most out of their investments. In addition, Landmarc’s services are aimed at being affordable. Making them a great option for farmers who are looking to save money on labour costs. We have over 30 years of experience in completing a range of seed-harvesting projects. This includes seed harvesting brush and heather harvesting with the intent of aiding local restoration projects.

  • Efficient & Effective
  • Experienced Professionals
  • Certified Operators
  • Modern Plant & Equipment
  • Aids Investment Return
  • Affordably Priced
  • Labour Cost Savings
  • Over 30 Years Experience
  • Variety Of Harvesting Capabilities
  • Supports Local Projects

Other Services That We Offer

Heathland Restoration
Turf Translocation
Wetland Creation
Site Clearance