Who are we?

We are David Brown and Ruth Pybus and we are converting 20 hectares of mixed broadleaf plantation to productive continuous cover forestry on Bron Haul Farm, North Wales. Our new business Broadleaf Wales sells products from our woodland and shares our skills and experience with you through courses, mentoring and woodland management planning. Join us on our journey turning pasture, gorse and bracken land into biodiverse, beautiful and productive woodland!


Presentation of the Royal Forestry Society’s Excellence in Forestry awards 2021 Ruth Pybus, FSC Sponsor Owen Davies and David Brown


Our 25 (and 7) year old woodland is being repeatedly recognised for the high quality of its management. New in 2022! we will be letting you into our secrets of success with our woodland management and grey squirrel control courses run through the Woodland Skills Centre and David will be delivering the Lantra accredited Grey Squirrel Management course developed by British Red Squirrel.

We already have seasoned timber for your next fabulous woodworking project! Arrange a visit to choose your boards.

Through this site we’ll be keeping you posted on our work both in the older woodland and the new plantation, sharing our species sightings as we create more opportunities for biodiversity and taking you with us on our journey into new products as our woodland develops. Oh yes, and letting you know what we have for sale!




We are members of The Royal Forestry Society, Woodland Heritage, Landworkers’ Alliance and Nature Friendly Farming Network.