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Woodland meetings by Division

Every year, the RFS offers up a superb programme of woodland visits throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  These visits showcase 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 a visit, RFS members should simply 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
10
Jul
  • Venue: Broadoaks, Ebchester, Tyne and Wear 
  • Date: 10th July 2020

Overview: 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

1
May
  • Venue: Berwick-upon-Tweed, near Kyloe  
  • Date: 1st May 2020

Overview:  A visit hosted by Scottish Woodlands, topics will include CCF, 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

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

4
Sep
  • Venue: Milkwelburn Woods, Chopwell, near Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
  • Date: 4th September 2020

Overview: A visit to a PAWS site owned by Durham Wildlife Trust which has progressively been restoring the woodland, removing conifer in order to improve the wildlife habitat.

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