Archive for June, 2014

Grow Your Business | 28th Jun, 2014


The Small Woods Association and The Southdowns National Park Authority teamed up recently to offer a very worthwhile course aimed at increasing the viability of small businesses in the coppice sector of the region.

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Free tree health seminars, East & East Midlands | 03rd Jun, 2014


The Forestry Commission is holding three Tree Health Seminars in July for those with an interest in forestry. Each indoor seminar will be led by Forest Research scientists, who will provide the latest findings on a range of current tree pests and diseases, as well as horizon scanning some potential threats. The seminar will cover: Untitled

  • Acute Oak Decline
  • Chalara ash dieback
  • Sweet Chestnut blight
  • Phytophthora ramorum (Bakewell and Oakham)
  • Dothistroma needle blight (Horringer)
  • Oak Processionary Moth
  • Asian Longhorn Beetle
  • Bronze Birch Borer
  • Emerald Ash Borer

Dates and venues are as follows:

Tuesday 8th July – 0930 to 1630hrs  
Venue:  Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, Peak District
This event is supported by the Peak District National Park Authority.
Note: Teas and coffees will be supplied. There is a café on site for the purchase of lunches or bring your own. Car passes will be issued on registration.

Thursday 10th July – 0930 to 1630hrs  
Venue: Victoria Hall, Oakham, Rutland
This event is supported by CONFOR
Notes:  Teas and coffees will be supplied  and food for lunch may be purchased in Oakham.
Long-stay Public Car Parks available at Burley Road LE15 6DH, South Street LE15 6BG, Westgate LE156BH, Catmose LE15 6HP see link: Oakham Car Parking

Thursday 17th July – 0930 to 1630hrs   
Venue: Horringer Community Centre, Horringer, Suffolk
This event is supported by the Norfolk & Suffolk Working Woodland Group
Note: Teas and coffees will be supplied – please bring a packed lunch

Newsletter June 2014 | 02nd Jun, 2014

june-coverCelebrate the first hint of warmer weather with the latest SWOG newsletter. Featured this month:

  • Ash dieback news – how woodland owners can help
  • Revival of the Woodland Improvement Grant
  • Making a wooden mallet
  • Tarrel Wood – ‘downsizing’ to 60 acres in Scotland

And the regular summary of activity on the Forum, forthcoming woodfairs and much, much more!


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