Archive for July, 2014

Coppicewood College | 23rd Jul, 2014

Thanks go to David Hunter   of  The Coppiceplot in  Pembrokeshire for  bringing to our attention the courses held at Coppicewood College.  Mention you’re  a member of SWOG if you book up  and they will give a 5% discount off their regular price.

Coppice course

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Free ash dieback seminars 14 July, Kent | 04th Jul, 2014

The Kent Resilience Forum, in association with Jonathan Harding of the Forest Commission, is running  two free events on 14 July (one morning, the other in the afternoon) on identifying ash dieback on. Each event will last about 2.5 hours and will be held at Brockhill Country Park, near Hythe in Kent. There are still some places available.  If this is of interest you can book a place by using the links below.

Morning session:             

Afternoon session:           


  • Introduction and plant health overview – Jonathan Harding, Forestry Commission
  • Managing ash in Kent’s woodlands and urban environment – Jonathan Harding, Forestry Commission and Dan Docker, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
  • Bio-security and identifying Chalara – Helen Carter, Forestry Commission
  • Question and answer session
  • Practical identification within Brockhill Country Park
  • End of training session

Newsletter July 2014 | 03rd Jul, 2014

JulycoverSummer’s here and so is the latest SWOG newsletter. Back by popular demand are more pictures of SWOG bogs and a host of other features.

  • You are now the proud owner of a small woodland – essential advice for new owners
  • Grow your business – Rich learns about profiting from his woodland skills
  • Brede High Woods – a review of Patrick Roper’s new book.


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