Archive for August, 2012

SWOG at Westonbirt | 30th Aug, 2012

SWOG was once again invited down to Westonbirt to share the show tent.  It was generally well attended, despite the weather which turned out to be a warm and sunny Sunday, sandwiched by two days of rather less clement weather.

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Deer Management Course | 22nd Aug, 2012

Matt Pitts, the woodland office for the High Weald AONB has sent us news of a deer management workshop in November in the Bedgebury Forest Centre.  Anyone who has woodland in this area will be aware of the large number of deer.  Download the flyer for full details of the programme for the day, and  how to book a place.

Deer workshop event

Bulworthy Project – SWOG meeting | 17th Aug, 2012

Many thanks go to Pete and Anna of the Bulworthy Project in Devon for extending such a warm welcome to SWOG members by hosting  a meeting at Henson’s wood .   Pete and Anna have set up a charcoal making business and were kind enough to show us their method and explain the theory and nuances of the process.

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Ancient Woodlands Rediscovered | 15th Aug, 2012

Picture: Copyright Mark Zytynski Photography

Clive Davis from the Forestry Commission has sent us an interesting article about ancient woodands in Wales.

Pictured at Cwm George and Casehill woodland during the launch of the Ancient Woodland Inventory are, left to right, Bill MacDonald (FC Wales), Environment Minister John Griffiths, his private secretary, Shona O’Shea, Trefor Owen (FC Wales), Morgan Parry (CCW), Jerry Langford (Woodland Trust).

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August Newsletter | 04th Aug, 2012

Photo courtesy of Elaine Hodgson, Lapwing Wood

Another great newsletter this month, before Sarah takes a well earned summer break.  Read more …


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