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One Day Training


These in-person courses are designed to meet the needs of new and novice woodland owners and those wishing to further develop their knowledge and skills in many aspects of forestry.   

COVID-19 has sadly resulted in the cancellation of most of our in-person training courses in 2020.  We continue to assess the situation and remain hopeful that the following course might go ahead.  We will update ticket holders as soon as possible.


Woodland archaeology - banks and pits! - Friday 02 October


Courses listed below were originally planned for 2020 and will hopefully now take place in 2021.  Details of next year's programme will be released at the end of this year.  We're also developing an expanding programme of online courses, information about which you can find here.  If you have queries about RFS training in general, please email us at


Digital forest management planning using myForest   


Managing ash dieback - Practical steps for woodland owners


Tree Health - pests & diseases   


Grading & Measuring your timber 


Tree identification (Northern Ireland)   


Woodland care (Northern Ireland)  


Introduction to tree measurement (Mensuration) 


Essential guide to caring for your wood    


An introduction to soil identification for foresters   


Intermediate silviculture   


Tree identification in summer 


Essentials for measuring woods and trees (Mensuration) 


Woodland Thinning control using basal area 


Digital forest management planning using myForest 


Why train with us? 

  • Each course has clear learning objectives and includes a mixture of lectures and practical activities.
  • Locations have been selected where the principles being explained can be demonstrated in practice in a woodland.
  • Small group sizes will make it possible for the learning to be informal, personal and highly rewarding.
  • Delegates are issued with an RFS Certificate of Attendance following each course for CPD purposes.
  • Our team of instructors are all acknowledged experts in their fields and dedicated to forestry education.
  • If you're considering becoming an RFS member, join today to receive a discount on your training course ticket price.  For more information on member benefits click here