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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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North East
26
Apr
  • Venue - Croxdale Estate, Sunderland Bridge, Durham
  • Time - TBC

A woodland visit to this family owned estate with discussions on the progress in the last decade and grant funding.

For more information and to book your place on this visit please contact the local Honorary Secretaries Hugh and Penny Bence on hughbence.rfs@gmail.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
May
  • Venue - Kielder Forest. 
  • Time - 10.00am

Forestry Commission Centernary visit, hosted by the Forestry Commission. 

NOW FULLY BOOKED - to go on the waiting list for cancellations please contact Hugh Bence.

For more information on this event please contact the local Honorary secretaries, Hugh and Penny Bence on hughbence.rfs@gmail.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

14
Jun
  • Venues - Scotts Sawmill, Woolperton and Doddington North Moor, nr Wooler
  • Time - TBC

Morning tour of Scotts Sawmill, an independent sawmill specialising in sawn softwood and hardwood round timber of all species.

Afternoon tour of Doddington North Moor, a new 354ha plantation in which extensive rhododendron and gorse clearance is complete and just over half of the trees planted.  Discussion on the battle to gain approval and the use of Enviro-Mounder ground preparation.

For more information and to book your place on this visit please contact the local Honorary Secretaries Hugh and Penny Bence on hughbence@gmail.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

19
Jul
  • Venue - Wallington, Morpeth
  • Time - 10.00am

The visit to Wallington will cover developments in woodland management toward priority habitat/improvements for wildlife and moving away from non-native conifers towards a native woodland, continuous cover policy.  Also included will be grey squirrel control for both tree damage and red squirrel conservation reasons and deer management.   

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretaries Hugh & Penny Bence on hughbence.rfs@gmail.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

 

6
Sep
  • Venue - Dilston, Corbridge
  • Time - 10.00am

Visit to TreesPlease nursery and woodland.

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretaries Hugh and Penny Bence on hughbence.rfs@gmail.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