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Woodland meetings by Division

Every year, the Royal Forestry Society offers up a superb programme of almost 100 woodland visits throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  These visits showcase all aspects of forestry and woodland management and are an excellent opportunity 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 

If you're not a yet member of the RFS, it is possible to go along as a guest.  If you enjoy the day, we hope you will decide to JOIN and come back for more.

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, including date, venue, theme and timings for the day. 

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Somerset and Dorset
9
May
  • Venue - Morning at Chaffcombe, nr Chard / afternoon at Chard reservoir
  • Time - TBC

Management of neglected woodlands with a strong emphasis on wildlife management.

For more information and to book your place on the visit please contact the local Honorary Secretary John Sanders on shute.haye@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 - Shaftesbury Estates, Wimborne 
  • Time - TBC

The management of neglected estate woodlands including interesting parkland around the house and the use of estate woodchip for the estate biomass boiler.

For more information and to book your place on the visit please contact the local Honorary Secretary John Sanders on shute.haye@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 - Colthestone Estate, Taunton
  • Time - TBC

Management of estate woodlands; choice of species on recently clearfelled sites considering climate change; moving to CCF; timber marketing; dealing with ash dieback and squirrel control.

For more information and to book your place on this visit please contact the local Honorary Secretary John Sanders on shute.haye@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

19
Sep
  • Venue - Hawkridge Woods, Bridgewater 
  • Time - TBC

Problem solving: Rhododendron control, access improvements, squirrel control, use of tree shelters for red deer protection and planting mixtures.  Somerset & Dorset Division AGM.

For more information and to book your place on this visit please contact the local Honorary Secretary John Sanders on shute.haye@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