September 26, 2024

Miserden Estate, Stroud – Gloucestershire Division

The main topic of the day will be to explore the merits of a community heating chip boiler system and discuss how to manage and replant Ash Dieback sites.

Our hosts will be Major Tom Wills and Nicholas Wills. The first part of the morning will cover the main aspects of establishing a community heating system fuelled from Estate timber. We’ll discuss associated solutions and challenges managing such a system. We’ll visit an Ash Dieback harvesting site and consider management solutions for replacement species and the subsequent aftercare management. After lunch, the Divisional AGM will be held in the Glasshouse café. There may also be an opportunity to see the tallest tree in Gloucestershire.

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Pre-visit information

While Covid restrictions have been lifted, we would politely ask delegates showing Covid symptoms, or who have tested positive for Covid, to not attend. Guests are very welcome to wear masks indoor and even outdoors if they would feel more comfortable doing so.  Consideration of others by practicing good hand hygiene will be hugely appreciated.