Ground Preparation for Woodland Creation

Why is it Important?

The right ground preparation on the right soils can improve survival and growth rates along with reducing the need for herbicide. That’s got to be good - improved growth and reduced nasties! The wrong ground preparation done in the wrong way on the wrong site can sink the whole push towards increased planting.

Cumbria Woodlands offers a free comprehensive online course for specifiers, regulators, contract managers and contractors wanting to plant trees.

The training course is developed and provided by Cumbria Woodlands and has been funded by the Forestry Commission in association with Roots to Prosperity, RDI and Martin Glynn. The initial support for this work came from the Forestry Commission through the Research and Development Grant under the Forestry Innovation Fund.

6 Online Modules

Six online training modules developed specifically for this course

4 Online Tutorials

4 tutorials delivered by expert forestry professionals

169 Learners

169 learners completed the course so far

"Tree planting is very Prada at the moment. Bashing the sector for planting in the wrong place and way is also the height of fashion. We have to get it right, it's kind of licence to operate stuff"
Neville Elstone - Director, Cumbria Woodlands

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