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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 

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 West
13
May
  • Venue: Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve, Rufford, Lancashire
  • Date: Thursday morning 13th May 2021

Management and regeneration of Pinus sylvestris plantation to create sustainable and diverse age and species structure as red squirrel habitat. Creating woodland edge areas; currently transition is from intensive arable to woodland. Future-proofing: Re-stocking to take account of climate change and tree diseases. Protection of older Oak trees. For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Honorary Secretary Ian Jack on newleafwoods@btinternet.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

 

13
May
  • Venue: Scutchers Acres Local Nature Reserve, Burscough, Lancashire
  • Date: Thursday afternoon 13th May 2021

The visit will  include seeing overtopped Spruce and heterobasidion annosum.  Semi natural woodland and 20 year native plantings, an Arboretum, Wildlife management and Educational resource. For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Honorary Secretary Ian Jack on newleafwoods@btinternet.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

 

6
Jul
  • Venue: Scarr Head Wood and Broomriggs Wood, near Coniston and Hawkshead, Cumbria
  • Date: Tuesday 6th July 2021

In the morning, we will visit Scarr Head Wood we'll see PAWS restoration, site access issues and wind damage, larch felling, re-stocking and natural regeneration.

AM Meeting place:

The Wilson’s Arms, Torver, Post code: LA21 8BB

Grid Ref SD 283 941  Grid Ref for woodland entrance point:- SD 282 946.

In the afternoon, we will go to Broomriggs to understand Oak silviculture, rhododendron clearance, deer management, diversity of historic planting and veteran trees, pitsteads and potash kiln.

PM Meeting place:

Post code LA22 0JX. Grid Ref SD 363 971

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Honorary Secretary Ian Jack on newleafwoods@btinternet.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