Treeline is a family-run forestry business based on Baddinsgill, a Pentland hill farm near West Linton in the Scottish Borders. We provide woodland management and contracting services as well as supplying high quality woodfuel across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Scottish Borders. We also sell a wide variety of fencing and timber materials to both domestic and trade customers. Our machinery arm of the business are one of Scotland's leading suppliers and service agents for forestry machinery stocking a wide variety of well known brands.
Behind the success of both Treeline and Baddinsgill lie husband and wife team, Gavin and Elaine Marshall, their son Nick, and a dedicated and enthusiastic workforce.
An introduction to the Marshall family and the ethos behind Treeline
Gavin Marshall started Treeline in 1991 having spent several years working for land agents and a large forestry management company. He perceived a need for a company that tied management and contracting together in order to provide a seamless service to clients. Treeline differs a little from other forestry management companies in that much of our labour is directly employed.
Gavin is joined by his wife, Elaine who oversees the day-to-day running of the office, and son Nick who is heavily involved in woodland management (in particular tree felling and harvesting) as well as overseeing the timber processing yard on site.
There are currently four generations of Marshalls who live at Baddinsgill and everyone contributes to the running of Treeline and the farm, even down to the toddlers!
The Treeline Team
Working alongside the Marshall family is a friendly and approachable team of experts in their fields.
A few words about Baddinsgill, where Treeline is based
As woodland owners ourselves we understand the many varied aims and constraints of managing woodlands on a mixed farm or estate. Baddinsgill is both a shooting estate and a hill farm, with 93ha of mixed woodlands. Our varied woodlands fulfil a multitude of uses including;
- sporting use
- shelter for livestock
- provision of commercial timber
- provision of timber products and wood fuel
- wildlife and nature conservation
- visual enhancement
Our woodlands are very much a work in progress, as we feel any well-managed woodland should be. We encourage public access and are always delighted to see others enjoying them.