Who we are

Agriforest is owned and directed by Douglas Mathison, who was born and brought up in the Scottish Borders, an area which he resides in today. 

Initially training and working as a tree surgeon for an established Borders based business, Douglas then attended the Scottish Agricultural College graduating with a degree in Rural Business Management. This then led to a position with a large national timber harvesting company as a manager, which developed further practical and theoretical skills acquired initially when studying for his degree. The combination of practical, theoretical and management experience ultimately led to the incorporation of Agriforest Ltd in 2016.

Agriforest also have a full time Operations Manager-Dominik Raton, who also lives in the Scottish Borders. With a substantial career in the forest industry behind him from planting to tree surgery and forest management, Dominik is a hugely experienced manager who brings a significant skill level to some of our complex and time consuming projects which we undertake regularly. Dom is also a very outdoors orientated individual who enjoys hill walking and sea fishing in his spare time.

DOUGLAS MATHISON (LEFT) AND MICHAEL HERDMAN, OF IH FORESTRY LTD

DOMINIK RATON, OPERATIONS MANAGER, AGRIFOREST LTD