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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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South East
3
May
  • Venue: Plashett Wood, East Sussex
  • Host: Owned by the Ian Askew Charitable Trust. Woodland management by James Noble of Esus Forestry.

150ha of ancient woodland, principally oak with hazel and birch.

We will be looking oak harvesting & group replanting, birch management as firewood and potential saw logs, deer and squirrel management and ride management for pearl bordered fritillaries.

For further information, please contact the Local Honorary Secretary: Kate Harris (events@rfs.org.uk)

7
Jun
  • Venue: am - Kings Wood, Challock, Kent,
  • Host: Courtesy of Forest Enterprise

King’s Wood is the largest of the FE woodlands in East Kent. As a public woodland it has to deliver multiple objectives under the umbrella of “People, Environment, and Timber”. Management of Sweet Chestnut coppice, Ride management, PAWS, woodland art and deer will all provide discussion points for the day.

  • Venue: pm - Godinton House, Kent 
  • Host: Courtesy of Godinton House Preservation Trust and Nick Sandford

In the afternoon we will visit Godinton House as guests of the Godinton House Preservation Trust.  Nick Sandford will lead us around the estate to look at some of the non forestry roles of trees in the landscape – fine veteran trees in a fantastic parkland setting, amenity planting, willow beds, the use of biomass for heating and chestnut coppice for fencing.

Please bring your own lunch, but tea coffee cake etc is available to buy at the stables.  Members will be able to visit the garden afterwards and while dogs on leads are allowed on the site visit, they aren’t allowed in the gardens.

For further information, please contact the Local Honorary Secretary: Kate Harris (events@rfs.org.uk)

 

5
Jul
  • Venue: am Shere Manor Estate, Peaslake, Surrey
  • Host: Mrs Handa Bray & family

 

  • Venue: pm Winterfold Forest Estate, Ewhurst, Surrey 
  • Host: Mr J McAllister

Working with natural regeneration of conifers

Species selection

Operational challenges of modern forestry in the Surrey hills (roads, powerlines, mountain bikers etc) 

For further information, please contact the Local Honorary Secretary: Kate Harris (events@rfs.org.uk)

4
Oct
  • Venue: West Dean Estate

Seeing how the woodlands have recovered 30 years after the '87 storm and what opportunities were used to restock and markets found for early thinnings and also viewing an FC ash trail plot (to find a chalara resistant strain) and a chance to visit the new biomass plant.

For further information, please contact the Local Honorary Secretary: Kate Harris

(events@rfs.org.uk)