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Woodland meetings by Division

Every year, the Royal Forestry Society offers up a superb programme of almost 100 woodland visits throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  These visits showcase all aspects of forestry and woodland management and are an excellent opportunity for members to meet, learn and exchange ideas whilst visiting varied and interesting woodlands, many of which are not accessible to the general public.

RFS members are entitled to join ANY visit, regardless of which division they are a member of, and will always receive a warm welcome from other divisions.  

To attend a visit, RFS members should simply email their Divisional Honorary Secretary (email address supplied on the fixtures card and on the contacts page of QJF) or email events@rfs.org.uk 

If you're not a yet member of the RFS, it is possible to go along as a guest.  If you enjoy the day, we hope you will decide to JOIN and come back for more.

To use the map:

Hover your cursor over the divisional area of the country you would like to look at, then click. 

This will bring up the list of divisional visits below, including date, venue, theme and timings for the day. 

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Midlands
5
Feb
  • Venue - Brooke Weston Academy, Corby, Northants
  • Time - 5.30pm

A talk by Jez Ralph (Timber Strategies) on "British timber and its uses now and into the future".

For more information and to book your place on this visit please contact the local Honorary Secretary Rob Stockley on rob.stockley@lgluk.com

11
Apr
  • Venues - morning in Sence Valley Forest Park nr Ibstock, Leicestershire / afternoon in Penny Wakefield Community Woodland nr Ellistown, Leicestershire.
  • Time - TBC

Sence Valley - Landscape scale restoration following mining and quarrying.

Penny Wakefield Community Woodland - Planning and woodland creation: a National Forest case study.

For more information and to book your place on this visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary Rob Stockley on rob.stockley@lgluk.com

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

27
Jun
  • Venue -  The Saltby Estate, nr Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
  • Time - TBC

New woodland creation for carbon storage and landscape and lessons learned.  Mixed estate management including dairy and agro-environmental elements.  Lunch will be provided.

For more information and to book your place on this visit please contact the local Honorary Secretary Rob Stockley on rob.stockley@lgluk.com

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

10
Sep
  • Venue - Boughton Estate, Geddington, nr Kettering, Northants
  • Time - TBC

Large scale ash woodland restructuring; harvesting programme and products achieved; high deer pressure and lines of defence and woodfuel enterprise.  Midlands Division AGM.

For more information and to book your place on this visit please contact the local Honorary Secretary Rob Stockley on rob.stockley@lgluk.com

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