June 3, 2021, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Essential guide to caring for your wood

With Professor Julian Evans OBE FICFor

Northdown Plantation, near South Litchfield, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 3BP

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.

Please bring a packed lunch as lunch is not provided.  Bring outdoor clothing as the course is taking place entirely outside.   Copies of Julian’s book “Essential guide to caring for your wood” are included in the ticket price.

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

Professor Julian Evans OBE FICFor

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