WORKSHOP: Site restock - soil and climate, ground cultivation, tree species selection. 26 March 2018

Monday 26 March 2018

Are you a woodland owner or agent? Learn about the value of restocking!

26 March 2018


We are delighted that Dr Jens Haufe of Forest Research is coming down from Ae to provide an introduction to restocking. It's a one day workshop of theory in the morning and site assessments in the afternoon, based in the North Lakes.

We will cover:

  • Site recognition: assessment of soil and climatic site factors
  • Principles of ground cultivation: overview of common techniques and how to match them with soil conditions
  • Principles of tree species selection: matching species' requirements to site conditions.

Restocking is obviously a complex topic, and the formal regular training course is multiday. This one day workshop is intended as a whirlwind taster to the topic, but with sufficient detail to be useful to improve the standard of your restocking and productivity. 

For more information and a booking form, please email Places are limited. Learn more about Dr Jens Haufe:

Jens graduated with an MSc in Forestry, followed by a PhD in Forest Sciences, both from the University of Technology Dresden in Germany. He then undertook work experience as a forestry consultant in Latin America before taking post as a Research Officer at University of Wales, Bangor, designing and establishing long-term research and management demonstration plots, along with data analysis and growth modelling. He has since spent nine years as a Forest Operations Trainer for the Forestry Commission, designing, developing and delivering training courses, predominantly in site recognition and tree species choice, forest mensuration and tariffing, and CCF. Since April 2017 he has been Technical Development Forester, Forest Research, doing guidance, consultancy and training. His main areas of expertise are forest mensuration, tariffing, forest growth and yield and silviculture.

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