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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.   

These courses are thoroughly risk-assessed.  The RFS will follow government guidance on COVID-19 closely throughout the year.  Should restrictions prohibit small groups from gathering for Educational purposes at any point during the year, courses will be postponed or cancelled and ticket holders refunded in full.   

Please click on the course title below for more information, ticket prices and details on how to book.


Woodland archaeology - banks and pits! Buckinghamshire, Wednesday 26 May 2021 



Introduction to Woodland Management for Schools and Nurseries, Leicestershire, Friday 28 May 2021



Essential guide to caring for your wood, Hampshire, Thursday 03 June 2021



Intermediate silviculture, Hampshire, Thursday 17 June 2021 



Introduction to tree measurement (Mensuration), West Sussex, Tuesday 22 June 2021


An introduction to soil identification for foresters, Hampshire, Thursday 24 June 2021   


Oak silviculture, Nottinghamshire, Thursday 01 July 2021


Introduction to tree identification, Buckinghamshire, Friday 02 July 2021


Pruning for quality timber - Wiltshire, Thursday 16 September 2021


Essentials for measuring woods and trees (Mensuration), Cumbria, Thursday 23 Sept 2021 


Woodland Thinning control using basal area, Cumbria, Friday 24 Sept 2021 


Selecting and grading trees & timber for joinery and construction, Devon, Tuesday 28 Sept 2021


Eucalyptus silviculture, Nottinghamshire, Friday 01 October 2021


Managing ash dieback - Practical steps for woodland owners, West Sussex, Thursday 07 October 2021 


We are also running an expanding programme of online courses this year which will be regularly updated - click HERE for details.


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 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