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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 West
9
Jun
  • Venue: Antony Estate, Torpoint, Cornwall
  • Date: Wednesday 9th June 2021

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

 

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

14
Jul
  • Venue: Culbone Woods, Exmoor National Park Authority, Porlock Weir, Somerset
  • Date: Wednesday 14th July 2021

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 Oliver Mead at oliver.mead@carterjonas.co.uk

 

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

15
Sep
  • Venue: Newton Ferrers Estate, Callington, Cornwall
  • Date: Wednesday 15th September 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

 

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
Oct
  • Venue: Clinton Devon Estates, East Devon
  • Date: Wednesday 13th October 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

 

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