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Woodland Meetings

Covid-19 - please contact the local Honorary Secretary for up to date information. 

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
23
Apr
  • Venue: Wild Ennerdale, Ennerdale Bridge, Cumbria
  • Date: Thursday 23rd April 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

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

14
May
  • Venue: Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve, Rufford, Lancashire
  • Date: Thursday morning 14th May 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Overview:  Management and regeneration of Pine for red squirrels. Woodland edges; transition from intensive arable to woodland.  Future-proofing; Re-stocking to take account of climate change and tree diseases. 

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

14
May
  • Venue: Scutchers Acres Local Nature Reserve, Burscough, Lancashire
  • Date: Thursday afternoon 14th May 2020

Overview: Overtopped Spruce and heterobasidion annosum.  SNW and 20 year native plantings.  Arboretum.  Wildlife management.  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

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: Lazonby Estate, Penrith, Cumbria
  • Date: Thursday 4th June 2020

MEETING POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

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

7
Jul
  • Venue: Scarr Head Wood and Broomriggs Woods, Coniston and Hawkshead, Cumbria
  • Date: Tuesday 7th July 2020

Event postponed 

Silviculture of Oak Woodlands.  In the morning, we will visit Scarr Head Wood and in the afternoon, we'll visit Broomriggs Woods.  For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Honorary Secretary Ian Jack on newleafwoods@btinternet.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

17
Sep
  • Venue: Downham Estate, Clitheroe, Lancashire
  • Date: Thursday 17th September 2020

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