About Peter Quelch

Peter Quelch BSc(For)Hons


Peter Quelch, Kilchurn HWA – Photo: C Mills

Peter Quelch studied Forestry at Aberdeen University followed by a long career as a Forestry Commission forester, mostly in Scotland, and as their Scottish native woodlands advisor. Since retirement from FCS, Peter has worked as a freelance consultant including as a historic woodland studies specialist, with particular interests in wood pastures and other traditional woodland management systems and their associated archaeology and biodiversity.

Peter Quelch at the Old Wood of Drum – Photo: C Mills

Peter also runs his own sawmilling operation in Argyll and has longstanding interests in green woodworking and other traditional crafts.  Peter often collaborates on Dendrochronicle wooded landscape projects.