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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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Somerset and Dorset
26
May
  • Venue: Minterne Magna Estate, Dorchester, Dorset
  • Date - 26 May 2020
  • Time - 10.30am 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Management of ash woodland post ash dieback for game and a tour of the gardens including a significant Rhododendron collection.

For more information or to book your place on this visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary John Sanders at shute.haye@gmail.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: Culbone Woods, Exmoor National Park Authority, Porlock Weir, Somerset
  • Date: 4th June 2020
  • Time: 10.30am

MEETING POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

We'll look at management of coastal woodlands, landscape scale working, restoration of designed picturesque landscape features by Ada & William Lovelace associated with Ashley Combe House & Gardens (private). 

Please note, the terrain is steep and difficult from the beginning of the tour.

This is a joint meeting with the South Western Division.  For more information or to book your place on this visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary John Sanders at shute.haye@gmail.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

16
Jun
  • Venue - Cranborne Estate, Cranborne, Dorset
  • Date - 16 June 2020
  • Time - 10.30am

MEETING POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

New coniferous planting: lesssons learned and economics.

For more information or to book your place on this visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary John Sanders at shute.haye@gmail.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
Sep
  • Venue - Broom Hill Estate, Dorchester, Dorset
  • Date - 08 September 2020
  • Time - 10.30am

A large scale (800 hectares) conversion of farmland to predominantly hardwoods, looking at establishment, ash dieback and pest control.

For more information or to book your place on this visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary Oliver Mead at Oliver.Mead@carterjonas.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