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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 - Birdsall Estate, Malton

10:00am start

Woodland management on a traditional family run estate situated on the edge of Yorkshire Wolds


For more information contact the local Honorary Secretary: Edward Johnson.

  • Venue - Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge & Gorpley Clough, Todmorden 

Meeting starts at 9:45am


Natural Flood Mangement and landscape scale planting


For more information contact the local Honorary Secretary: Edward Johnson.

  • Venue - Kiplin Hall, Richmond

Evening Meeting

A Jacobean gem: grounds, gardens and tree safety


For more information contact the local Honorary Secretary: Edward Johnson.

  • Venue - Sandburn Hall, Flaxton




The Yorkshire Division's AGM will be held during the field visit to Sandburn Hall, Flaxton on 13th September.

The Divisional Honorary Secretary, Ed Johnson, would be grateful if you could let him know if you plan to attend.


Contact Ed on

  • Venue: Fitzwilliam Wentworth, nr. Rotherham. Estate Woodlands. Hosted by Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estate.

For more information on this event please contact the local Honorary secretary, Ed Johnson on 



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