May 19, 2023

RSPB Highnam Woods and Pinetum – Gloucestershire Division

AM: RSPB warden, Lewis Thomson, will introduce the morning, covering the main objects of the woodland’s management, and solutions to the problems of maintaining the woods for their conservation interest together with deer damage and public access. Picnic lunch at the RSPB Reserve car park. PM: We will move next door - a different vehicular access - to visit Highnam Pinetum, part of the original planting by Sir Thomas Gambier Parry. Visit will be hosted by the current owner, David Wilkin, followed by tea.

RSPB Reserve car park, GL2 8AA (what3words): famed.atom.pies

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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