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Continuous Cover Forestry in the Uplands


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Course 2:

Continuous Cover Forestry in the Uplands



Date: Two day course - Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Instructor: Dr Jens Haufe 

Location: Woodlands Hall, Llanfwrog, Ruthin, LL15 2AN


This two day training course which is being run in partnership with the Continuous Cover Forestry Group ( 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. Clocaenog forest boasts about 2,000ha under CCF management and provides the perfect location to experience various stages of transformation from even-aged monoculture to diversely structured CCF systems.  The local Forest Manager, who has been instrumental in the transformation of Clocaenog forest to CCF from the beginning, will accompany us on extensive site visits where examples of CCF are shown and discussed. Practical exercises include thinning, site assessment and development of management plans. At the end of the course you will be able to assess the potential for transformation to CCF on any given site, design suitable thinning strategies to improve stand stability and choose appropriate transformation methods. 

Duration:  Day one - 8.45am to 5.00pm / Day two - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Notes: Refreshments will be provided but course attendees are advised to bring their own lunch provisions (packed lunch)