Our Services – What Makes 4Nature special?

Unlike most other contractors, we specialise in working within protected landscapes and environmentally sensitive areas.

We have extensive experience of using low impact methods and working within Local Nature Reserves, National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS), Scheduled Ancient Monuments and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Before establishing 4Nature in 2015 Jay Marrison had over twenty one years experience in key public facing conservation roles such as Warden and Deputy Head Warden for The National Trust and Ranger for the North York Moors National Park Authority. This unique background gives Jay a wealth of knowledge and experience and a huge appreciation of the difficulties of balancing conservation and visitor access.


I have direct experience of commissioning contracts and tenders, so I know how reassuring it is to have a local contractor with excellent communication skills that you know you can trust to do a good job.

Jay Marrison



We aim for 100% customer satisfaction...

Forestry Services

Tree planting, early maintenance, tree thinning, coppicing and motor manual felling.

Access Improvements

Footpath and bridleway construction, drainage works & opening up legal lines.

Countryside Furniture Installation.

Installation of signposts, gates, stiles, bridges and handrails.

Corporate Groups (CSR) and Volunteers

Leading and supervision of Corporate Social Responsibility tasks and volunteer groups on behalf of the client.

Argocat and Driver Hire

Low ground pressure Argocat – amphibious All Terrain Vehicle and driver hire at a competitive daily rate.

Public Rights of Way (PRoW) consultancy services, conditions surveys and reports

Temporary closures, diversions and DMMO’s, route assessments, condition reports on sections (red/amber/green), advice on remedial works needed, specifications and cost estimates can be supplied where requested.

Management Plans

Consultancy work surveying and developing vegetation management plans for sensitive areas, such as Scheduled Ancient Monuments.


180 and 360 degree digger operation.


Planting and management, including hedgelaying.

Scrub Control

Motor manual or manual scrub control to prevent natural regeneration.

Invasive Species Control

Chemical, mechanical and manual removal of Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) as appropriate.

Weed Control

Chemical and mechanical control methods depending on location and sensitivity.

Grass Cutting

Strimming and mowing of footpaths and open areas.