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Woodland meetings by Division

Every year, the Royal Forestry Society offers up a superb programme of almost 100 woodland visits throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  These visits showcase all aspects of forestry and woodland management and are an excellent opportunity for members to meet, learn and exchange ideas whilst visiting varied and interesting woodlands, many of which are not accessible to the general public.

RFS members are entitled to join ANY visit, regardless of which division they are a member of, and will always receive a warm welcome from other divisions.  

To attend a visit, RFS members should simply email their Divisional Honorary Secretary (email address supplied on the fixtures card and on the contacts page of QJF) or email events@rfs.org.uk 

If you're not a yet member of the RFS, it is possible to go along as a guest.  If you enjoy the day, we hope you will decide to JOIN and come back for more.

To use the map:

Hover your cursor over the divisional area of the country you would like to look at, then click. 

This will bring up the list of divisional visits below, including date, venue, theme and timings for the day. 

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Gloucestershire
9
Apr
  • Venue - Francombe Wood and Overley Woods, nr Sapperton.
  • Time - 10.30am start (coffee and biscuits from 10.00am)

Visit coordinated by the Cotswold Tree Warden's Group.

Managing well established woodlands and the latest on ash dieback. 

Morning in Francombe followed by lunch at Sapperton Village Hall.  There will be tea, coffee and cake provided at lunchtime.  Afternoon in Overley Woods.

For more information and to book your place, please contact the local Honorary Secretary Sarah Rizvi on rfsglos@yahoo.co.uk

Biosecurity

As an educational charity, the RFS must lead by example on the biosecurity measures recommended by the Forestry Commission (FC) and Defra to minimise the risk of spreading soil-borne tree infections. You can make a difference to stopping the spread of tree diseases. Clean boots are a first step!  For further information, please click here

5
Jun
  • Venue - Stoke Park, Bristol
  • Time - 10.00am

Woodland management in an urban context.  

The mansion in Stoke Park was the dower house for the Duchess of Beaufort and is sited high on a stone platform above a landscaped park so famous in the 18th century that it featured on a set of china ordered by Catherine the Great of Russia.  Having had mixed fortunes in recent times the mansion has been converted into flats and the woodlands and park purchase by Bristol City Council who are now trying to restore it.

For more information and to book your place, please contact the local Honorary Secretary Sarah Rizvi on rfsglos@yahoo.co.uk

Biosecurity

As an educational charity, the RFS must lead by example on the biosecurity measures recommended by the Forestry Commission (FC) and Defra to minimise the risk of spreading soil-borne tree infections. You can make a difference to stopping the spread of tree diseases. Clean boots are a first step!  For further information, please click here

17
Jul
  • Venue - Wyre Forest, Kidderminster
  • Time - 10.30am to 4.00pm

100 years of the Forestry Commission - Three Counties meeting with Worcestershire and Herefordshire divisions.  Organised by the Worcestershire Division.

Looking at how the forest has changed since the early 1920s through the Forestry Commission's management.  Taking into account changing policy and direction from Government.  Also considering timber production, conservation and the increased pressure of recreation.

For more information and to book your place on the visit please contact the Worcestershire Honorary Secretary Ben Anderson on ba@abbeyforestry.co.uk

Biosecurity

As an educational charity, the RFS must lead by example on the biosecurity measures recommended by the Forestry Commission (FC) and Defra to minimise the risk of spreading soil-borne tree infections. You can make a difference to stopping the spread of tree diseases. Clean boots are a first step!  For further information, please click here

28
Sep
  • Venue - Gawcombe Farm, near Bourton-on-the-Water,  Gloucestershire
  • Time - 10.00am
  • Host - Mrs Ruth FitzGerald

Habitat restoration at Gawcombe Woods.  

Followed by lunch and AGM at Westcote Village Hall.  Bring a packed lunch but tea, coffee and cakes will be provided.

For more information and to book your place please contact the local Honorary Secretary Sarah Rizvi on rfsglos@yahoo.co.uk

Biosecurity

As an educational charity, the RFS must lead by example on the biosecurity measures recommended by the Forestry Commission (FC) and Defra to minimise the risk of spreading soil-borne tree infections. You can make a difference to stopping the spread of tree diseases. Clean boots are a first step!  For further information, please click here