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Woodland meetings by Division

PLEASE NOTE - in the light of Covid-19, woodland meetings occuring before 31 July have been cancelled or postponed, and the viability of meetings after this date will be reviewed.  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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Oxon-Bucks
19
Mar
  • Venue: Neighbour's Hall, Church Road, Great Milton, near Oxford OX44 7PD
  • Date: Evening of 19th March 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Overview:  We have 2 speakers - Mark Valance will discuss “The role of woodland management in wildlife conservation” and Dr Wendy Morrison will talk about “LIDAR survey of the Chilterns”.  For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Honorary Secretary, Tim Shardlow, on Tim@nicholsonsgb.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

 

21
May
  • Venue: Warburg Nature Reserve and Bix Hall Estate, Henley-on-Thames
  • Date: 21st May 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

In the morning, we'll visit Warburg Nature Reserve and, in the afternoon, will go to Bix Hall Estate.  During the visits, we'll look at the impact of Ash Dieback and the implications of managing sites for wildlife and public recreation. Also, the proactive management of Ash on a mixed Estate with sporting, aesthetic and commercial objectives.

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Honorary Secretary, Tim Shardlow, on Tim@nicholsonsgb.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

8
Jul
  • Venue: Clayton Estate, Buckinghamshire
  • Date: 8th July 2020

Event postponed

During the visit we'll discuss the impact of HS2 PAWS restoration, Ash dieback and the impact of SSSI status on woodland management.  

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Honorary Secretary, Tim Shardlow, on Tim@nicholsonsgb.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

16
Sep
  • Venue: Greenacres Chiltern and Hodgemoor Woods, Beaconsfield
  • Date: 16th September 2020

In the morning, we'll visit to a natural woodland burial site in existing mature forest and see positive woodland management alongside natural burials.

In the afternoon, we'll look at SSSI and ancient woodland with a variety of soil types, followed by a discussion on small scale forest operations and working in a SSSI.

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Honorary Secretary, Tim Shardlow, on Tim@nicholsonsgb.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