Archive for October, 2015

Farm Business Innovations 2015 | 27th Oct, 2015

The Farm Business Innovation Show is for more than just the diversifying farmer, we have leading woodland and forestry experts speaking across the two days (11th & 12th November, NEC Birmingham) who can help you reach your financial, sustainability and rural business goals. This, combined with experts in areas including planning, funding and rural tourism, makes this the trade event to attend for anyone who owns or manages woodlands. Read more …

Free Woodland Restoration Workshop | 23rd Oct, 2015

Rigby woodWe are indebted to the Woodland Trust for inviting woodland owners to a free woodland restoration workship.  Please contact Jim Smith-Wright (details below) if you are interested in attending.

Friday 4th December in Laughton, East Sussex

11 am to 4pm

This will include sessions on woodland management, planning and grants available. The afternoon session will also include an opportunity to visit some local woods to look at restoration work underway there, weather permitting

Lunch will be provided. Further details to be confirmed.

Booking is essential: to register or for more details, please contact Jim Smith-Wright on 07768 506664 or email [email protected]

Free Consultancy for Foresters and Timber Processers | 14th Oct, 2015

Rigby woodThanks to Mathew Woodcock of the Forestry Commision for alerting us to this useful offer.

FACE – the Forest Advisory Consortium – are pleased to support Grown in Britain Week by offering all forestry and timber processing businesses operating in England a free 30 minute telephone consultancy from Monday 12th to Friday 16th October. This consultation can cover any aspect of business development, including raising finance, public sector funding, marketing, collaborative activity and innovation. FACE is a group of forestry sector organisations and individuals who have come together to provide support to forestry enterprises who are looking to grow their business, increase their use of British timber and contribution to the wider economy.

Further details of FACE and contact details for the regional partners are available at

October 2015 Newsletter | 02nd Oct, 2015

oct 2015coverA glorious autumn is well under way, but once you’re back inside, take a look at the latest newsletter.

Only 54 % of woodland owners and managers believe climate change will affect their woodlands – read more about the results of the 2015 British Woodland Resilience Survey, as well as a timely feature on foraging for food in the woods. There is also a link to video advice from the Forestry Commission about dealing with various tree diseases, and Rich’s account of a roundwood timber framing course.


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