Archive for October, 2010

Southern Gas Network grants | 29th Oct, 2010

Camilla Blackburn, living landscape project officer with the Kent Wildlife Trust has secured some funding from the Southern Gas Network which will need to be spent before March 2011.

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Coppice conference report | 27th Oct, 2010

The south east  coppice conference report is now out.  Interesting reading for those in the industry or an interest in woodlands, not just for those in the south east, but across the whole country.

Download it here.

A restored hazel coppice near Chichester

A meeting with Professor Julian Evans | 24th Oct, 2010

Professor Julian Evans very kindly hosted a SWOG meeting at his own wood in Hampshire on Saturday 16th October.  As it was very much a ‘hands on’ day, about sixteen members duly turned up, suitably attired and hand tools at the ready!

Work party receiving instruction!

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Propagating and planting tree seeds for woodland creation projects | 22nd Oct, 2010

This wonderful day with Colin Carpenter at the Community Tree Trust offers the opportunity to learn how to collect and plant a variety of native British tree seeds to grow your tree saplings for future planting projects.

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Traditional Earthburn on Ashdown Forest | 15th Oct, 2010

Update 15/10/2010

There is a short video explaining the earth burn available on the High Weald AONB website.

The Sussex and Surrey Coppice Group held a ‘Coppice Week’ on Ashdown Forest last month.  Coppice group members, the public and other interested parties enjoyed workshops held by some of the leading craftsmen in the country.


The Earthburn

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‘EcoDiy’ Green Woodworking Workshop | 15th Oct, 2010

There is one last place available on the ‘EcoDiy’ green woodworking day workshop  in Essex on Sunday 24th October.

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Forest Research – FR News | 11th Oct, 2010

Forest Research’s newsletter FR News is now available, but this time it comes with a big difference. As well as the usual roundup of research highlights, they are now delivering it alongside their more in-depth newsletters on social and economic research, ecology and pathology.

Forest Research Newsletter

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Low-Impact Smallholding Survey at Monkton Wyld – Dorset | 04th Oct, 2010

Low-Impact Smallholding Survey
with Simon Fairlie, Jyoti Fernandes and Rebecca Laughton
October 15th – 18th (Fri – Mon)
£295 residential, £195 non-residential, £230 camping)
(Fri-Sun rates and concessions available, including £25 off residential and
camping rates for SWOG members)

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October newsletter | 01st Oct, 2010

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

hawthorn berries

Hedgerow berry season! - Picture courtesy of Elaine Hodgeson

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