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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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South West
20
Feb
  • Venue - The Dartmoor Lodge Hotel, Ashburton
  • Time - Evening meeting

Talk by Jez Ralph (TImber Strategies) on the revolution in timber products, processing and quality - how timber is becoming the material of the future.  Followed by the South Western Division AGM.

For more information and to book your place on the visit please contact the local Honorary Secretary Carolyn Richards on crichardsb@mac.com

 

 

22
May
  • Venue - Merthen Woods, Gweek, Cornwall
  • Time - TBC

Ancient woodlands and Oliver Rackham's book "Woods of the Helford RIver".

For more information and to book your place on this visit please contact the local Honorary Secretary Carolyn Richards on crichardsb@mac.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

12
Jun
  • Venue - Tottiford Forest, nr Bovey Tracey, Devon
  • Time - TBC

Commercial management planning and early stage transformation to CCF.  Varied landscape including three reservoirs, archaeology and biodviersity questions.

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary Carolyn Richards on crichardsb@mac.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

11
Sep
  • Venue - Eggesford Forest, Devon (Forestry Commission)
  • Time - TBC

Visit to the first site planted by the Forestry Commission 100 years ago.  Demonstration of current best practice management and planting of a commemorative tree .

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary Carolyn Richards on crichardsb@mac.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

2
Oct
  • Venue - Escot Estate, nr Honiton 
  • Time - TBC

Visit led by Simon Major.  Planned ten-year Oak CCF conversion.  Sitka and Douglas fir CCF following windblow and spruce bark beetle.  Squirrel control and deer management within a WD2 grant.

For more information and to book your place on this visit please contact the local Honorary Secretary Carolyn Richards on crichardsb@mac.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