Royal Forestry Society wise about woods training courses 2017

by | Jul 11, 2017 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

Royal Forestry Society (RFS) Wise About Woods Training Courses return in September with a new two-day course on Continuous Cover Forestry in the Uplands.

Back by popular demand but in new locations are one-day courses on measuring trees and woodlands, grading timber and an essential guide to caring for your woods.

Spaces are limited to ensure small group sizes. More information and to book follow the links here

Course 1: Essentials for measuring trees and woods

Date: Friday, 1 September 2017: 9.30am-4.30pm

Instructor: Mike Jones

Location:  Yewfield Baptist Chapel, Yewfield, Hawkshead Hill, Cumbria LA22 0PW

This course equips you with the knowledge and skill to complete basic woodland measurements that are useful for guiding future management activities. It will explain both the principles and how they can be applied, and provide practice taking measurements on trees and in the woods.

Course 2: Continuous Cover Forestry in the Uplands

Dates: Two day course – Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 September 2017

Instructor: Dr Jens Haufe

Location: Woodlands Hall, Llanfrwog, Ruthin LL15 2AN

This one day training course is being run in partnership with the Continuous Cover Forestry Group ( and will give a general introduction to the principles of Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF). Indoor sessions will cover underlying ecological principles, thinning, stand stability and transformation methods. Practical exercises include thinning, site assessment and development of management plans.

Course 3: Grading and measuring your timber

Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017: 10am-4pm

Instructor: Gavin Munro

Location:  Whitney Sawmill, Old Station Yard, Hereford HR3 6EZ

An excellent hands on introduction for anyone interested in learning more about timber quality and grading. The course covers the basics of wood anatomy and the growth of high quality timber trees. The course starts with an indoor session and then moves out onto the estate to look at examples of standing trees with various features of note.

Course 4: Essential guide to caring for your wood

Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2017: 10am-4pm

Instructor: Prof Julian Evans, OBE FICFor
Location: St Mary’s Hall, 8 High Street, Overton, Hampshire RG25 3HA

This course provides an overview of the key considerations and issues when caring for a woodland. It serves as an excellent introduction for those who are new to woodland ownership or interested in the practical aspects of caring for a woodland. In the afternoon the course includes a guided tour of Northdown Plantation, Julian’s own wood.