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Essential guide to caring for your wood - RFS one day training course

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Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Instructor: Professor Julian Evans, OBE FICFor

Location:  St Mary's Hall, Overton, Hampshire and Northdown Plantation.

About: This short course for beginners provides an overview of the key considerations and issues when caring for a woodland. It serves as an excellent introduction for those who are new to woodland ownership or interested in the practical aspects of caring for a woodland. The course will cover some of the key concepts of forestry and conservation, and include a guided tour of Professor Evans' nearby woods, Northdown Plantation, to view stands of different species, various silvicultural treatments, and to consider forestry and conservation objectives.

Duration: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Price: £65.00 RFS members / £75.00 non RFS members

Notes:  Please bring a packed lunch as lunch is not provided.  Bring outdoor clothing for the afternoon session. Copies of Julian's book, "Getting started in your own wood" will be available for £10.00 i.e. 25% discount.

About the tutor:

Professor Julian Evans, Forestry Commissioner, formerly Professor of Forestry at Imperial College and previously the Forestry Commission’s Chief Research Officer (S), is also a past president of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, vice-president of the Commonwealth Forestry Association and chaired (2013-19) the Forestry Commission’s Expert Committee on Forest Science. Memberships include Confor, the Royal Forestry Society, and Woodland Heritage. He is an honorary fellow of Bangor University and author of over 100 research papers and many books on tree and forestry related matters. For more than 30 years he has owned a 30-acre woodland in Hampshire. He was appointed OBE in 1997. He is also a member of RFS Council and of the Editorial Board of QJF.

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