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RFS launches Wise About Woods 1-day courses
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The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is launching an exciting new series of one-day training courses to support new and novice woodland owners and other enthusiasts who are looking to get to grips with the fundamentals of woodland management and conservation.

 Julian Evans
 Matt Parratt
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Wise About Woods instructors:

From the top: Professor Julian Evans, Matt Parratt, Mike Jones and Gavin Munro 

The courses, detailed below, focus on woodland management, timber grading and measurement and on conifer identification. They are led by well-known experts in forestry practice and training and will be held at several locations around the country in September and October 2016. 

Rfs Education Manager Ted Wilson Lr
RFS Education Manager Ted Wilson

RFS Education Manager Ted Wilson says: "The topics we are presenting in this first series are based on feedback from research we have completed in consultation with new woodland owners. We are delighted to work with esteemed and highly experienced forestry professionals who will lead each course. Our small group format will enable learning to be informal and personal, and highly rewarding. Our courses will inspire and inform, but also are an opportunity to share knowledge and enhance enjoyment from looking after trees and woods."


Course 1:  Essential guide to caring for your wood

Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Instructor: Professor Julian Evans OBE FICFor

Location: Ashley Green and RFS Hockeridge Wood, near Berkhamsted, Bucks


Course 2: Getting to grips with conifer identification

Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Instructor: Matt Parratt

Location: Lynford Arboretum, Thetford Forest, Norfolk


Course 3: Essentials for measuring your trees and woods

Date: Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Instructor: Mike Jones MICFor

Location:  Ashley Green and RFS Hockeridge Wood, near Berkhamsted, Bucks   


Course 4: Grading and measuring your timber

Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 

Instructor: Gavin Munro 

Location: Lowther Castle and Estate, near Penrith, Cumbria.


The courses are open to members and non members, and will be a great starting point for anyone who wishes to learn more about caring for trees and woods. More information and book here