Events

Getting Started in Continuous Cover Forestry - Webinar

This is an introduction/discussion aimed at already qualified and experienced foresters with a working knowledge of forest systems and terminology.

Date- 27th March 2024

Time- 19:00 – 20:30

Cost- FREE

The webinar is a precursor to a site visit on the 23rd of April 2024 (see below) at Coombs Wood in the Eden Valley. We will cover the theory, policy and practicalities of Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) and have time for questions.

The session will be delivered by Ted Wilson, Chris Watson, Dave Atkinson, Alex Baines and Lochlan Dulson.

This webinar aims to grow your understanding of the...

  • theory and principles of managing uneven-aged stands
  • economic, social and biodiversity benefits of CCF
  • practical operations in CCF
  • policy and grant incentives, particularly how CCF relates to upcoming Countryside Stewardship woodland supplements.

What is Ancient Woodland? - An Introduction

April 18th, 2024 £150

Aimed at beginner level, new or learning woodland owners this course Includes two site visits and covers:

  • Identifying ancient woodland remnants on your land
  • Understanding what’s in the woodland – geography, history, geology, biology
  • Plant identification / understanding the needs of ancient woodland plants
  • Veteran tree and future veteran tree identification
  • Scheduled monuments - what they are and types (earthworks and stone walls etc)
  • Next steps

Getting Started in Continuous Cover Forestry – Site Visit

Date- 23rd April

Time- 09:30 to 14:00

Cost- FREE

Location- Coombs Wood in Armathwaite, Cumbria, CA4 9PY

Prerequisites- This is an introduction/discussion aimed at already qualified and experienced foresters with a working knowledge of forest systems and terminology.

The training will be delivered by Ted Wilson, Chris Watson, Dave Atkinson, Alex Baines and Lochlan Dulson

Accessibility- Forest roads and footpaths. The route involves walking and talking over a period of 4 hours, however there is a vehicle available to take people between stops if required.

Managing Ancient Woodland Sites - From Survey to Action

May 23rd 2024 £150

Aimed at people who own woodland and need to know how to move forward, students of forestry, and professionals learning more. Course will cover-

  • Management approaches - using several demonstrations within a key site
  • Survey skills
  • Assessing contrasting sites and areas within a site
  • Management for planted ancient woodland sites
  • Carrying out a survey (practical element) and considering appropriate management actions

Managing The Threats to PAWS

June 20th 2024 - £150

Aimed at PAWS owners, students of forestry, and professionals wanting to learn more. The course will cover-

  • The ancient woodland restoration process - critical care
  • What is and why critical care is important
  • Invasive species
  • PAWS management principles
  • Management approaches
  • Understanding long-term processes and establishing future work

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