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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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South East
5
May
  • Venue: Orlestone Forest near Ashford, Kent
  • Date: Wednesday 5th May 2021  (10.00 for 10.30 start)

POSTPONED TO JUNE - NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED ASAP

The themes for this visit will include management of birch and natural regeneration for multiple objectives, woodland management in SSSIs, pests and diseases and building resilience as well as oak thinning. For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary Kate Harris on rfssoutheast@hotmail.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

 

 

7
Jul
  • Venue: Buckhurst Park, near Withyham, East Sussex
  • Date:  Wednesday 7th July 2021 (10.00 for 10.30 start)

During our visit to Buckhurst Park, we'll be discussing;

  • Management of coniferised ASNW - PAWS restoration
  • Restocking of mature (overthinned) conifer plantation / failed PAWS - Replant / CCF
  • Deer management and coppicing
  • Thinning / coppicing post 87 plantings and natural regeneration
  • Wood fuel supply chain for Buckhurst Park

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary Kate Harris on rfssoutheast@hotmail.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
Aug
  • Venue: Pond Wood, High Halden, Kent
  • Date: Wednesday 4th August 2021 (10.00 for 10.30 start)

Using heavy horses in forestry as a business and managing ASNW.  For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary Kate Harris on rfssoutheast@hotmail.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