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Woodland Meetings

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 

To use the map: hover your cursor over the divisional area of the country you would like to look at, then click. This brings up a list of divisional visits BELOW:

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North East
9
Jun
  • Venue:  Neasham, near Darlington, Yorkshire
  • Date: Wednesday 9th June 2021

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

 

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

9
Jul
  • Venue: Broadoaks Sand and Gravel, Ebchester, County Durham 
  • Date: Friday 9th July 2021

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

 

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

3
Sep
  • Venue: Milkwelburn Woods, Durham Wildlife Trust, Chopwell, Tyne and Wear
  • Date: Friday 3rd September 2021

A PAWS site owned by Durham Wildlife Trust, who have been progressively restoring the woodland and removing conifer in order to improve the wildlife habitat.  The Divisional AGM will also take place during the day.

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

 

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

 

17
Sep
  • Venue: Kyloe Woods, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland  
  • Date: Friday 17th September 2021

A visit hosted by Scottish Woodlands, topics will include Continuous cover forestry, 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

  

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