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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 

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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  • Venue - Brooke Weston Academy, Corby, Northants

RFS Gold Medal winner Bede Howell will present his translation from the French “Oak: fine timber in 100 years”, explaining the recent developments in French oak silviculture that have reduced rotation times by 20% or more.

For further information please contact the local Honorary Secretary: Rob Stockley

  • Venue - Cannock Chase, Cannock, Staffs

Whole day meeting 

Increasing forest resilience : disease mitigation, diversification of species, silvicultural systems and stand structure and maximising volume production and value. 


For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary Rob Stockley

  • Venue - The Heart of the National Forest, Ashby de la Zouch, NW Leicestershire

Meeting starts at 10.00am.

Using trees to transform a post-industrial environment on a landscape scale: Forestry on reclaimed mining sites, forest landscaping, woodland for recreation and leisure industries and community woodfuel groups.

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary Rob Stockley

  • Venue - Milton Estate, Peterborough

The theme for the day will be productive management of woodland setting of a historic house.


Midlands division AGM will be held during the day


For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary Rob Stockley