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Woodland meetings by Division

PLEASE NOTE - in the light of the coronavirus outbreak, woodland meetings occuring before 31 May have been cancelled or postponed, and the viability of meetings after this date will be reviewed after Easter.  Please contact the local Honorary Secretary for up to date information. 

Every year, the RFS offers up a superb programme of woodland visits throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland which showcasee all aspects of forestry and woodland management and are excellent opportunities for members to meet, learn and exchange ideas whilst visiting varied and interesting woodlands, many of which are not accessible to the general public.  RFS members are entitled to join ANY visit, regardless of which division they are a member of, and will always receive a warm welcome from other divisions.  To attend members should email their Divisional Honorary Secretary (email address supplied on the fixtures card and on the contacts page of QJF) or email events@rfs.org.uk 

To use the map: hover your cursor over the divisional area of the country you would like to look at, then click. This will bring up the list of divisional visits below.

 

 

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London and Middlesex
9
Jun
  • Venue: West Brompton Cemetery, Fulham Road, London SW10 9UG 
  • Date: 9th June 2020

Overview: Opened in 1840, this is one of the original 'Magnificent Seven' cemeteries which circled inner London, designed to relieve the chronic shortage of burial spaces in churchyards.  It is Grade 1 Listed on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens.  There are over 60 species of trees and over 200 species of moths and butterflies have been recorded here.  There are 35,000 monuments and famous names amongst the 200,000 burials include Emmeline Pankhurst, John Wisden (of the Cricketing Almanac), Samuel Cunard (cruise ships) and more recently, the actor, Brian Glover.

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary Angus Morrison on angus.morrison@rbkc.gov.uk

Biosecurity

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

22
Jun
  • Venue: Potters Chase Wood, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire 
  • Date: 22nd June 2020

Visit to a new 68-hectare woodland creation project, a mixed landscape of pasture fields, broadleaf woodland, hedgerows and shelter belts, owned by Hertfordshire County Council and managed by their Rural Estates Department.  Over the next few years 23 hectares of new woodland will be planted on the previously grazed pastures, funded through the Forestry Commission’s Woodland Carbon Fund.  A joint meeting with the Home Counties Division.

For more information please contact their local Honorary Secretary Alison Provis on alison.provis@cla.org.uk

Biosecurity

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

 

7
Jul
  • Venue: Markson Pianos, London
  • Date: 7th July 2020 (exact time TBC)

A fascinating insight into the manufacture and restoration of pianos at one of the most renowned piano suppliers in the UK.  For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary Angus Morrison on angus.morrison@rbkc.gov.uk

Biosecurity

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

 

 

10
Sep
  • Venue:  Buckingham Palace, London
  • Date: 10th September 2020 (exact time TBC)

A tour of the gardens of Buckingham Palace.  As numbers for this visit are restricted, booking priority will be given to London & Middlesex Divisional members.  For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary Angus Morrison on angus.morrison@rbkc.gov.uk

Biosecurity

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