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An introduction to soil identification for foresters - RFS Training Course

Course 8

An introduction to soil identification for foresters 



Date: Thursday, 28 June 2018  

Instructor: Andy Moffat

Location:  Main conference room, Alice Holt Research Station, Forest Research, Alice Holt Lodge, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4LH.


This course will enable delegates to: Understand the importance of soil recognition in forest management; understand how to use published geological and soil information to help in soil type identification; learn how to approach soil investigation in the forest or field, and gain some practical experience in doing so; understand the principles behind the Forestry Commission Ecological Site Classification (ESC) System, and how to input appropriate data into it, and understand how to predict tree species suitability using ESC, taking climate change into account.

Duration: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Price: £125.00 for RFS members / £150.00 for non RFS members

Note: Included in the price is a copy of the Forestry Commission Field Guide entitled 'The identification of soils for forest management'.  Tea and coffee will be provided however elegates are advised to bring a packed lunch as lunch is not provided.