Archive for January, 2012

February Newsletter | 31st Jan, 2012

After a short winter break, Sarah has produced another great newsletter.  Lots of articles to get your teeth into as well as the usual round of news and events and a look at who’s posting what on the blogs.

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Woodfuel Events | 28th Jan, 2012

West Sussex Count Council in conjunction with the Forestry Commission are holding a series of ‘woodfuel’ events.  Aimed at  woodland and land owners in West Sussex, these meetings are for those interested in learning more about the industry, the government incentives and what support is on offer to help develop the industry.

There are three different locations across West Sussex taking place in the first half of February.  You can download more details from the flier.

I Feel Good…! | 24th Jan, 2012

Here’s a  chance to add to the growing evidence that  woodland ownership, being in a woodland, talking to the trees, communing with nature….. is GOOD for us!

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Naturescraft courses offered at a huge discount | 19th Jan, 2012

A selection of 'Naturescraft'

A selection of 'Naturescraft'

Andy Noble of Naturescraft is offering some excellent deals on his bushcraft courses this year.

“For the whole of 2012, and not just for a limited period, we have reduced all our 2 and 3 day courses for this year to just £100.”

He ran a special SWOG introductory day back in September 2010 which enthused and inspired everyone who went along.  See the report here

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New SEWAF website | 15th Jan, 2012

The new SEWAF website

David Brown from SEWAF, that’s the South East Archaeology Forum has written to us with news of their  updated website.  There’s now lots of new material, videos, places to visit, help with surveying, diary of events, the latest newsletter – it’s all there, visit

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Tree Pests and Diseases | 09th Jan, 2012

The UK’s woodlands have been threatened in recent years by a range of exotic pests and diseases.  Here’s an excellent article from Dr John Morgan, head of the Forestry Commission’s Plant Health Service, including a handy  chart to help you identify them and what to do if you find them.

Download the full article here.

Chainsaw Courses | 07th Jan, 2012

Under construction, Please check back

New Year – New Trees | 02nd Jan, 2012

Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones pupils Thomas Hughes, Rhodri Morgan Hughes and Ifan Hughes plant a tree in their new woodland.

Happy New Year to everyone! Maybe the  excesses of the festive period are waring off by now and minds are turning to your woodlands and all those winter jobs.  You might be  coppicing, cutting firewood, clearing glades and rides, laying a hedge?  There are plenty of  jobs to keep us  busy this time of year, the story below is what some school children are up to in North Wales.

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