A progressive independent commercial business, created by Act of Parliament. Our portfolio includes the whole of Regent Street and much of St James’s in London’s West End, prime regional shopping centres, Windsor Great Park, rural land and coastline, and the UK’s seabed.
Our trees are managed carefully, both as they grow and as they eventually fall - where some are left to create natural dead wood habitats.
As you walk around Windsor Great Park you will see a number of fallen trees, and these are intentionally left alone to make the woodland richer. This is especially important as dead wood habitats, which offer homes to specialised insects and fungi, are becoming increasingly scarce. We have gained an international reputation for our sympathetic approach to retaining dead standing and fallen trees and limbs in situ - wherever it is practical, reasonable and safe to do so.
Many of the invertebrate species and fungi found in the Park are listed as Priority Species under the England Biodiversity Strategy, and it is our ongoing responsibility to ensure that our conservation programmes to protect these species for years to come. Windsor Great Park is home to nearly 2,000 species of beetle, many of which are endangered, vulnerable or near-threatened. Meanwhile, over 1,000 species of macro-fungi have been recorded, 250 of which are rare species. In fact, there are 43 rare species of fungi that are confined entirely or almost entirely to Windsor.