Archive for July, 2013

Woodland and forestry training | 29th Jul, 2013

Dowdeswell Forestry Services removing Sycamore from an SSSI near Nailsworth

Rebecca Butler from the Woodland Enterprise Centre at Flimwell has written to us with news of some interesting training courses which can be subsidised by the  Development Programme for England (RDPE).

For more details of any of the courses, please contact her directly at the address below.

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Good Woods | 18th Jul, 2013

Good Woods – Free Woodland Advice for Landowners and Managers

Today, in England alone, it is estimated that more than 45% of our woodlands are either unmanaged or under-managed.   However the woods in the High and Low Weald have a long history of management stretching back into pre-history. Iconic species, such as dormice & Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly are dependent on continued woodland management, such as coppicing. However their numbers have tumbled as widespread management has declined.

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July Newsletter 2013 | 02nd Jul, 2013

JulycoverThe July newsletter is available for download here.

This month, we have reports from Woodfest Wales and the Chiltern Woodland Conference, Sarah Walters writes about Alvecote Wood’s Royal Forestry Society Award, and Rich Hare recalls the therapeutic nature of woodland work.

We hope you’re enjoying the summer in your woodlands – please let us know all about it!

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