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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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South East
6
May
  • Venue: Winterfold Forest Estate, near Farley Green, Surrey 
  • Date: 6th May 2020

Visit to Winterfold Forest Estate, part of Winterfold Forest, near Farley Green, Surrey.  For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Honorary Secretary, Kate Harris, on rfssoutheast@hotmail.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: Orleston near Ashford, Kent
  • Date: 8th July 2020

The themes for this visit will include management of birch and natural regeneration for multiple objectives, woodland management in SSSIs, pests and diseases and building resilience as well as oak thinning.For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary Kate Harris on rfssoutheast@hotmail.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

 

 

2
Sep
  • Venue: Winterfold Forest, near Guildford
  • Date: 2nd September 2020

Winterfold Estate is part of Winterfold Forest, to the south of Shere in Surrey. Our host is Jim McAllister and the main topic of this visit will be managing natural regeneration, which is prolific at Winterfold. We'll also discuss the suitablity of sites for film sets and the use of in-house machinery on a relatively small estate.

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary Kate Harris on rfssoutheast@hotmail.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
Oct
  • Venue: Buckhurst Park, near Withyham, East Sussex
  • Date: 9th October 2020 

During our visit to Buckhurst Park, we'll be discussing;

  • Management of coniferised ASNW - PAWS restoration
  • Restocking of mature (overthinned) conifer plantation / failed PAWS - Replant / CCF
  • Deer management and coppicing
  • Thinning / coppicing post 87 plantings and natural regeneration
  • Wood fuel supply chain for Buckhurst Park

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary Kate Harris on rfssoutheast@hotmail.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