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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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North East
1
May
  • Venue: Kyloe Woods, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland 
  • Date: 1st May 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

A visit hosted by Scottish Woodlands, topics will include Continuous cover forestry, specimen trees, natural regeneration, deer management and red squirrel conservation.

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Honorary Secretaries Hugh and Penny Bence on hughbence.rfs@gmail.com

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

5
Jun
  • Venue:  Neasham, near Darlington, Yorkshire
  • Date: 5th June 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Overview: A private arboretum with 130 species of oak, management of woodland and restoration work with own timber.

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Honorary Secretaries Hugh and Penny Bence on hughbence.rfs@gmail.com

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
Jul
  • Venue: Broadoaks Sand and Gravel, Ebchester, County Durham 
  • Date: 10th July 2020

Semi natural woodland with sessile oak and 25- year old plantations on restored gravel workings.

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Honorary Secretaries Hugh and Penny Bence on hughbence.rfs@gmail.com

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

4
Sep
  • Venue: Milkwelburn Woods, Durham Wildlife Trust, Chopwell, Tyne and Wear
  • Date: 4th September 2020

A PAWS site owned by Durham Wildlife Trust, who have been progressively restoring the woodland and removing conifer in order to improve the wildlife habitat.  The Divisional AGM will also take place during the day.

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Honorary Secretaries Hugh and Penny Bence on hughbence.rfs@gmail.com

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

 

9
Sep
  • Venue: Hirsel Estate, Coldstream, Berwickshire
  • Date: 9th September 2020

A visit to an estate in the Scottish Borders, courtesy of the Royal Scottish Forestry Society.  For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Honorary Secretaries Hugh and Penny Bence on hughbence.rfs@gmail.com

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