Luke Venter

Job title: Forestry Manager

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 449 6212


Whilst studying for separate Sports Science and Forestry degrees at the University of Aberdeen, Luke worked as a forestry surveyor and gained a grounding in the forestry industry through that. After graduating Luke worked as a forester for a small firm in Elgin, Moray and gained a wide range of experience in the Forestry Grant Scheme, with a focus on woodland creation. Luke joined D&R in 2019 to broaden his knowledge base and range of forestry skills, and to contribute to the rapidly expanding forestry team.

Outside of work: After many years of playing rugby for various amateur clubs in South Africa and the UK, Luke has now hung up his boots becoming a firm armchair enthusiast. Luke’s interests now mainly involve ocean-based activities such as freediving and surfing.

Key areas of work:

  • Long-Term Forest Plans
  • Felling licences
  • Woodland creation
  • Woodland restructuring / restocking design
  • Site-based supervision of contractors

Specialises in the following services:

  • Forestry & Woodland management
  • Woodland surveys
  • Tree health surveys and disease identification