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Woodland meetings by Division

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This will display the meetings taking place, where and when in the selected Division.

 

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Contact the local RFS Secretary (as indicated on the EVENT CALENDAR) for further information.

If you enjoy the day, we hope you will decide to JOIN the RFS and come back for more.

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North East
20
Apr

Venue - Shiellow Woods, Detchant

10.00am start.

A full day visit in conjunction with the Royal Scottish Forestry Society (RSFS).

Tour of a varied mature conifer woodland.

Topics include management of understorey Western Hemlock; diverse new planting including Coast Redwood; an embryo arboretum and thinning results.

For further information please contact the local Honorary Secretary: Hugh & Penny Bence

hughbence.rfs@gmail.com

18
May
  • Venue - Kirkley College, Ponteland

10.00am start.

Tour of Kirkley College and woodlands. Discussions on environmental management, game management and arboricultural demonstrations.

Four presentations from Animal and Plant Health Agency, National Trust and Fera Science covering oral contraception of grey squirrels, trapping, managing red squirrels at Wallington and Plant Health.

For further information please contact the local Honorary Secretary: Hugh & Penny Bence.

hughbence.rfs@gmail.com

15
Jun
  • Venue - Black Banks & Witton Castle, Hamsterley

Start time 10.00am.

Visits to two Scottish Woodlands managed sites near Hamsterley. 

Black Banks is a 148ha site planted by the FC in the 1930s with harvesting, restructuring and restocking.

Topics - Sitka and Scots pine establishment and management; birch encroachment; roading, ride, deer and game management.

Witton Castle has a 45ha mixed woodland.

Topics - New planting and grant funding, PAWS restoration and management, and alternative uses of forestry and development.

For further information please contact the local Honorary Secretary: Hugh & Penny Bence

hughbence.rfs@gmail.com

20
Jul
  • Venue - Embley Estate and Hexhamshire Hardwoods

Start time 10.00am.

Embley Estate is a small family run estate. Most commercial conifers have been felled and replanted.  Vermin control is important. The estate is run for conservation and family sport.

Hexhamshire Hardwoods is a small specialist hardwood sawmill.

For further details please contact the local Honorary Secretary: Hugh & Penny Bence

hughbence.rfs@gmail.com

7
Sep
  • Venue - Stockton Council Woodlands, Tilery Woods, Stockton

Start time 10.00am

Tilery Woods, recently extensively thinned by Tilhill of consider to allow reversion to native species.  A visit also planned to a replanted woodland at Cowpen Bewley.

AGM will be held at around lunchtime.

For further information please contact the local Honorary Secretary: Hugh & Penny Bence

hughbence.rfs@gmail.com