Archive for August, 2010

September newsletter | 31st Aug, 2010

The September newsletter is now available to download from the link below.

Fungi season! - Picture courtesy of Mike Pepler

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Woodheat Solutions Training Seminar Invitation | 26th Aug, 2010

Mathew Woodcock  from the Forestry Commission and Thames Valley Energy are putting on some free ‘woodheat solutions’ training in the next couple of months.

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News from the North East | 20th Aug, 2010

The Forestry Commission has released a special regional  update, following a recent discovery of Dendroctonus micans, the Great Spruce Bark Beetle, in private woodland at the western end of the Tyne Valley.

Dendroctonus micans

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Introduction to bushcraft day | 15th Aug, 2010

UPDATE 17th August 2010

There are still a couple of places left on this course if anyone is interested?

Andy Noble of  Natures Craft is running an introduction to bushcraft day at Lords Wood near Alton in Hampshire later this year.    This is being offered to SWOG members at a considerable discount, (£20 instead of £70) to cover their costs.  Numbers will be limited to 10 so book early to avoid disappointment.

Cooking 'damper' on green hazel sticks

Cooking 'damper' on green hazel sticks

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New deer management guidance | 13th Aug, 2010

Deer are one of the biggest threats to woodland management – where their population density is too high, they over-graze the land and damage trees and rare plants as well as the habitats of other mammals, birds and insects.

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Coppice week at Ashdown Forest | 05th Aug, 2010

There are still  places available on some of the courses offered at the Coppice week in Ashdown Forest.  As of today (6th August) spaces  include: Wooden tent peg making, hazel hurdle making, chestnut gate hurdles, and the charcoal earthburn.

Hazel Hurdles

Hazel Hurdles

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August newsletter | 04th Aug, 2010

The August newsletter is now available to download from the link below.

Hover fly

Hover fly - Photo courtesy of Elaine Hodgson

This months news letter is truly a bumper edition!

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Photography workshop – Alvecote Wood | 03rd Aug, 2010

5th September 2010
9.00am to 5.00pm

If you have a digital camera, but are sometimes frustrated that the images
you take don’t reflect what you have seen, then this is for you. You
don’t need to have a lot of photographic knowledge, just a wish to improve
your photography and get the most out of your camera.

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Surrey Hills Woodfair | 02nd Aug, 2010

The Surrey Hills Wood Fair is now confirmed for 8/9 October 2010.

Surrey Hills Woodfuel

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