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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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South West
13
May
  • Venue: Antony Estate, Torpoint, Cornwall
  • Date: 13th May 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

This is a great example of traditional estate woodland management, historic gardens and landscape.  In addition, we'll be able to visit the new Rural Business Centre. For more information and to book your place on this visit please contact the local Honorary Secretary Carolyn Richards on crichardsb@mac.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

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 Somerset and Dorset Division.  For more information or to book your place on this visit, please contact their 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
Sep
  • Venue: Newton Ferrers Estate, Callington, Cornwall
  • Date: 16th September 2020

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Bringing undermanaged broadleaved woodland into management with help from Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier grant.  Particular attention will be given to conservation considerations, ash dieback and roadside tree safety.  For more information and to book your place on this visit please contact the local Honorary Secretary Carolyn Richards on crichardsb@mac.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
Oct
  • Venue: Clinton Devon Estates, East Devon
  • Date: 7th October 2020

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Clinton Devon Estates is a land management and property development and, during our visit, we'll review Conifer silvicultural regimes.  For more information and to book your place on this visit please contact the local Honorary Secretary Carolyn Richards on crichardsb@mac.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