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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 - Neighbours Hall, Great Milton, near Oxford

Start time 6.30pm - evening meeting with food.

Talks by Charles Dutton on Squirrel Control, and Murray Maclean on Forestry in the First World War.

For further information, please contact the local Honorary Secretary: Tim Shardlow

  • Venue - Coppid Hall Estate, Binfield Heath nr Reading

Integrated estate management, woodlands for timber, shooting and wildlife.  Conversion to continuous cover and preservation of Roman archaeology.

For further information please contact the local Honorary Secretary: Tim Shardlow

  • Venue - Harcourt Arboretum, Oxford

Late afternoon visit to look at Arboretum trees.  Followed by barbecue.

For further information please contact the local Honorary Secretary: Tim Shardlow

  • Venue - Bernwood Estate, Oxford

Visit to update progress on restoration of plantations on ancient woodland site to native broadleaves alongside SSSI management for insect fauna and neutral meadows.  Aspects of deer impact assessment and the Oxfordshire Deer Priority Area Project. 

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary: Tim Shardlow

  • Venue: Neighbour's Hall, Great Milton, nr. Oxford

For more information about this event please contact the local Honorary sercretary, Tim Shardlow on 



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