Archive for 2018

Newsletter May 2018 | 15th May, 2018

Catch up with the latest SWOG news here.

SWOG meeting Nottinghamshire | 11th May, 2018

Butterflies in the Midlands – SWOG meeting
We are delighted to be able to run another meeting about managing woodlands for butterflies, this time in the Midlands.

Thanks to owners in Cotgrave Forest and Ben Driver from the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, there will be a SWOG meeting at Cotgrave, Notts at 2pm on Saturday 23 June.

Derek Maynard has kindly offered his woodland for overnight camping on Friday or Saturday.

Ben Driver of the Notts Wildlife Trust will conduct a guided walk to spot butterflies and talk about woodland management for butterfly conservation.

Please email judith@swog.org.uk to attend.

Sarah Walters | 03rd May, 2018

We received news of the death of Sarah Walters with great sadness on 8 April. Read more …

Torthworth’s trees | 01st May, 2018

Tortworth Churchyard in South Gloucestershire is home to one of Britain’s most ancient sweet chestnut trees, so old in fact, that the first commemorative plaque about the tree is itself 200 years old. Read more …

Culverts – a soggy story | 30th Apr, 2018

Woodland owners in Waste Wood have a proud history of working together to tackle shared woodland tasks. Richard Cooper has written in to tell us about the ‘fun’ he and his partner Fi had while unblocking their culvert. Read more …

Woodfairs 2018 | 29th Apr, 2018

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Newsletter April 2018 | 04th Apr, 2018

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Confor and small woodland owners | 02nd Apr, 2018

Confor is a membership organisation that promotes sustainable forestry and timber production through political engagement, market promotion and supporting members. Read more …

European Protected Species Training | 28th Mar, 2018

European Protected Species (EPS) Training Events

Booking essential – £50 per person (including refreshments and lunch)                              

The Forestry Commission is holding a series of EPS training events to update woodland agents, contractors and owners in recent changes to EPS legislation and good practice guidance. Read more …

Red squirrels return to the Highlands | 27th Mar, 2018

Few woodland owners relish sharing their wood with grey squirrels, but native red squirrels are a different matter. Trees for Life has launched an appeal to raise £22,000 to ensure a better future for red squirrels in the Highlands of Scotland. Read more …

Culverts – keeping them clear | 30th Jan, 2018

For many of us, the first time we encounter a culvert is when we fall in the ditch around it, and notice the pipe before clambering out. Read more …

Newsletter January 2018 | 05th Jan, 2018

We’re kicking off 2018 with a short, but perfectly formed newsletter, full of useful information and links to woodlands news and events.

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