The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness appears to have started early this year and SWOG is gearing up for autumn. With  news of workshops and courses around the country, the September newsletter includes a useful piece on tree tech: mobile apps for tree ID, wildlife recording and woodland management.

More than 1,000 people across England, Scotland and Wales have taken part in the British Woodland Survey, which closes at the end of the month. The Sylva Foundation hopes that many more owners and managers will take part – don’t miss your chance to have a say in the development of forestry policy and practice.

Sign up for the SWOG meeting in north Wales on 28 October, or come and say hello at the Bentley Woodfair on 15-17 September, where we will have a stall and hope to see lots of members. SWOG members can obtain discounted entry for just £10 (instead of  £14 on the gate) – see the newsletter for the voucher.