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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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Southern
20
Mar

 

  • Venue: Malshanger Estate Club, Basingstoke. 
  • Time: 7.00pm

Evening meeting - an illustrated presentation on Forestry Grants Post Brexit and Opportunities for Woodland Creation, hosted by Mr. J M P Coleman.

For more information regarding this meeting please contact the local Honorary secretary, Steve Russell on steve@woodlandcountrysidemanagement.com 

 

9
May
  • Venue - Foxbury, Romsey (National Trust)
  • Time - 10.00am.

Whole Day Meeting.

A visit to a landscape restoration site: Currently 10 years into the project, the site comprises 100 hectares of restoring open and wetland habitats, together with 50 hectares of woodland including 20ha PAWS.  Of the woodland cover, remnants of conifer plantation form retention areas along with large scale restocking of previously clear felled plantation.

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary Steve Russell on steve@woodlandcountrysidemanagement.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 - Malshanger Estate, Basingstoke
  • Time - 6.30pm

Evening meeting.

Alternative species, their characteristics and management.  A guided walk around the Malshanger Arboretum and woodlands with Chris Reynolds, Forest Research, Alice Holt.

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary Steve Russell on steve@woodlandcountrysidemanagement.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

16
Jul
  •  Venue - Droxfield Road, East Meon, nr Petersfield
  • Time 10.00am

Whole day meeting.

The day begins with a visit to The Sustainability Centre in the morning, looking at how wood is such an important part of living and dying!  This is followed in the afternoon by a visit to Three Copses woodland, Hyden Wood, looking at firewood processing, charcoal production and coppice restoration, production and markets.  

NOTE - there will be an entry charge of £5.00 per person to visit The Sustainability Centre.

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary Steve Russell on steve@woodlandcountrysidemanagement.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

17
Sep
  • Venue - Forestry Commission, New Forest, Ashurst Yard, Ashurst
  • Time - 10.00am

Whole day meeting and AGM.

A visit to Buskett's Inclosure to discuss the long term vision for the New Forest.  Looking at felling alternatives to clear fell, building resilience and balancing recreation, conservation and production.

NOTE - the Divisional AGM will be held at lunchtime.

For more information and to book your place please contact the local Honorary Secretary Steve Russell on steve@woodlandcountrysidemanagement.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
Nov
  • Venue - Windsor Estate, Windsor (Crown Estate)
  • Time - 10.00am

Whole day meeting.

JOINT MEETING WITH ICF - Timber production in the internationally important SSSI/SAC.  Innovative harvesting, new thinking on sustainable harvesting.  Looking at what can be learned from past sites, the future impact of climate change and the type of planting needed for the future.

For more information and to book your place please contact the local Honorary Secretary Steve Russell on steve@woodlandcountrysidemanagement.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