Archive for May, 2014

Heartwoods – bringing woodlands into management | 30th May, 2014

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Will Tomkins from the Small Woods Association has sent us information on a scheme which would help owners of unmanaged wood in the West Midlands.

For more detals contact the number below directly.

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Charcoal making course | 27th May, 2014

Ian Baldwin is a  woodman based near Guildford in Surrey who, as part of his business, makes charcoal.  This is an excellent, if rather labour intensive use of wood which may have little other value, for instance small diameter wood which is unsuitable for firewood, can go in the kiln. If you’re managing your woodland and are looking for something to do with all the materials you’ve cut you could consider turning it into charcoal.
Ian is  happy to offer a free course to those willing to come lend a hand for 1/2 a day, helping to empty a kiln, refill it and set light to it. A simple barter swap of labour for training, based within 8 miles of Guildford.
He has  trained  a few folk over the years and is very  keen to encourage more people to  make better use of their woods.
Visit his website to contact Ian directly if this is of interest.

Newsletter May 2014 | 02nd May, 2014

may thumb2014The bluebell-filled May edition of the SWOG newsletter is out just in time for the bank holiday. This month we have articles on hedging, bench-making and a review of God’s Trees. Hope you enjoy it!

  • The sun and the pleacher man – Rich goes hedging
  • Make a woodland bench in just 10 minutes
  • Review of God’s Trees by Julian Evans
              • 30% discount offer for  The New Sylva
              • SWOG Course listing updated


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