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Woodland Meetings

2021 meetings currently being updated 

The RFS offers a superb programme of woodland visits throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland showcasing all aspects of forestry and woodland management. These are excellent opportunities for members to meet and exchange ideas while visiting a wide variety of woodlands, many of which are not accessible to the public.  Members are entitled to join any visit. To attend, email the Divisional Honorary Secretary (email address supplied on the listing) or events@rfs.org.uk 

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Gloucestershire
30
Apr
  • Venue: Daglingworth Village Hall, The Street, Daglingworth, GL7
  • Date: 30th April 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

A joint visit with Cotswold Tree Wardens Group, it will be based at Daglingworth Village Hall, followed by visits to parts of The Bathurst Estate. This event is run by the Cotswold Tree Wardens Group (CTWG).  For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the Field Secretary, Piers Freeman, on rfsglos@yahoo.co.uk

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
Jun
  • Venue: To be confirmed
  • Date: 4 June 2020 (evening)

MEETING POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

There will be a  talk by Dr Ian Grange (Royal Agricultural University) on how to optimise carbon sequestration through woodland management. For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the Field Secretary, Piers Freeman, on rfsglos@yahoo.co.uk

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
Oct
  • Venue: Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
  • Date: 21st October 2020

This is a joint visit with Worcestershire Division. For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact their local Honorary Secretary, Ben Anderson, on ba@abbeyforestry.co.uk

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: Bromesberrow Estate, Ledbury
  • Date: Saturday 10th July 2021

Thirty years of quality estate management - and thoughts for the next thirty years. This is a Three Counties meeting organised by the Herefordshire Division. For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Hon Secretary, Simon Lloyd, on rfsherefordshire@gmail.com

  

Pre-visit information

In the light of COVID 19, we urge all members to read our COVID 19 guideline notes before attending woodland meetings.  In addition, 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
  • Visit to Broomhill Woods and Huntley Estate (with AGM) - Gloucestershire
  • Date 4th September 2021

In the morning, we'll visit an RFS Excellence in Forestry award winning woodland.  Please meet at May Hill Village Hall for the onward journey to Broomhill Woods.  Lunch and AGM will be back at May Hill village hall.             

In the afternoon, there will be a visit to Castle Hill woods in Huntley Estate to visit and talk about scheduled ancient monument managements in woodland environments.

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the Divisional Hon Secretary, Rob Guest, on rfsglos@yahoo.co.uk

 

Pre-visit information

In the light of COVID 19, we urge all members to read our COVID 19 guideline notes before attending woodland meetings.  In addition, 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