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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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Worcestershire
31
Jan
  • Venue - Cobblers Coppice, Droitwich.
  • Time - 10.00am

With a history as an ex-Harris Brushworks wood, the crops are broadleaves with sycamores and beech in the majority.  The challenge is to harvest timber on a sustained yield basis, providing a modest income whilst maintaining the woodland character.  Working a form of continuous cover, the ambition is to create diverse age structure and thereby encourage the next generation of broadleaf trees.

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary, Ben Anderson, at 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

13
Mar
  • Venue: Worcestershire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs, Hawford.
  • Time - 6.30pm

The Lawrence Pilling Memorial Lecture. 

Speaker Dan Ridley-Ellis - "No such thing as a tree....."

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Honorary secretary, Ben Anderson at ba@abbeyforestry.co.uk 

 

 

17
Apr
  • Venue - Dumbleton Estate, Evesham.
  • Time - 10.00am

Managing woodland for sporting interests and Worcesterhire Division AGM.

For more infomation on this event please contact the local Honorary secretary, Ben Anderson on ba@abbeyforestry.com 

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

13
Jun
  • Venue - Elmley Castle Estate, Evesham.
  • Time - 10.00am

Woodland meeting to Elmley Castle estate.

For more infomation on this event please contact the local Honorary secretary, Ben Anderson on ba@abbeyforestry.com 

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 Gloucestershire and Herefordshire divisions.

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 local 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

10
Oct
  • Venue - Great Malvern
  • Time - 2.30pm and 4.30pm

Joint meeting with Herefordshire Divison.

Urban park, street and garden trees and their historic and environmental significance.

Visit based on the new "Malvern's Marvellous Trees" walks and booklets.

For more information and to book your place on the visit please contact the local 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