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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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Worcestershire
12
Mar
  • Venue: Worcestershire Young Farmer's Club, Hawford, Worcestershire
  • Date: Thursday evening 12th March 2020 (time tbc)

An evening meeting at the Worcestershire Young Farmers Club.  

Join Andy Hamilton, author, founder of the Forager's Association and the Green Parent Magazine's "Wild Dad".  Andy has been making drinks from trees since his student days; initially as an act of student poverty and now somehow as a career move.  His talk will focus on some of the different flavours that are available from trees found across the UK.

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Honorary Secretary, Ben Anderson, on ba@abbeyforestry.co.uk

23
Apr
  • Venue: Austy Wood, nr Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire
  • Date: Thursday 23 April 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

A visit to an interesting and diverse woodland. This meeting will also include the divisional AGM. For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Honorary Secretary, Ben Anderson, on ba@abbeyforestry.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

24
Jun
  • Venue: Forest of Dean 
  • Date: 24th June 2020

MEETING POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

A visit to the ancient woodlands of the Forest of Dean, designated as a National Forest Park in 1938.

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Honorary Secretary, Ben Anderson, on ba@abbeyforestry.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

 

11
Jul

 

  • Venue:  Bromesberrow Estate, Ledbury 
  • Date: 11th July 2020
  • 10.00 - 16.00

Event postponed

Thirty years of quality estate management - and thoughts for the next thirty years. This is a Three Counties meeting, organised by the Herefordshire Division.  For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the Herefordshire Divisional Chair, Nick Smith at nick.smith@forestrycommission.gov.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

 

21
Oct
  • Venue: Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
  • Date: 21st October 2020

MEETING POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 DUE TO COVID-19

This visit is a joint visit with Gloucestershire Division. For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary, Ben Anderson, on ba@abbeyforestry.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