June 21, 2023, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ayot Estate, St. Albans – Home Counties Division

By kind invitation of James and Sarah-Jane Nall-Cain, we will be looking at a cross-section of 330 acres of woodland in active management with our host and the experienced team from Nicholsons. It will be an opportunity to see how Ash dieback is being managed and restocked. The visit will incorporate a clear fell site that has been mulched and prepared for restocking, Hornbeam coppice management and new woodland plantations and their protection as well as discussions around deer and squirrel control. Bring a picnic and walking boots, fingers crossed for good weather – it’s summer solstice, but if it’s wet, lunch will be under cover. You will also be able to purchase a coffee in the pub and loos will be available on arrival and half way through. Meeting point: The John Bunyan, Coleman Green Lane, St Albans AL4 8ES

For more information regarding this meeting please contact Pat Sedgley at RFS Head Office on pat.sedgley@rfs.org.uk

Pre-visit information

In the light of COVID 19, we urge all members to read our COVID 19 guideline notes before attending woodland meetings.  In addition, 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