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CONFOR woodland show 2015

Postby Toby Allen » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:20 pm

An exciting addition to this years show is the Forestry Workers Zone.

Kindly supported by Confor, we will be providing a series of workshops and talks for those working on the 'wood face' of the industry, as well as a place to hang out and network with others in the industry, with 3 tea, coffee and biscuits.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from some of the best in the field, and we'll be holding 2 competitions with SUGI HARA bars and chains donated by Chainsawbars.co.uk as prizes. There will be a classifieds board to buy, sell, find work or offer services.

The program includes-
Dave Rosseny, Felling effiency and ergonomic handling.
Chris Hughs, Managing risk on site the easy way.
Peter Harmer, Forwarder or Horse- Appropriate extraction methods.
Mike Bentley, Export opportunities for Poplar and ash.
Gillian Clark, FISA update.
Grown in Britain, how to obtain GIB licensing.
Toby Allen, how to apply Japanese manufacturing philosophy to a woodland business.
NCFED, restoring hazel coppice
Steve Faulks, the new forestry apprentice scheme and how you can help.

On Friday afternoon there will be a Q+A discussion with the theme of How can we improve efficiency/safety/profitability in a disjointed sector?


I think we can all agree this is a great excuse to take a day off work to come to the show. If we can prove this area is useful and popular hopefully we can build on it in the future. Any feedback or suggestions are gladly accepted.

Any one is welcome and all the workshops and activities are FREE
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Re: CONFOR woodland show 2015

Postby boxerman » Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:23 pm

A hint as to where and when would be good.....
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Re: CONFOR woodland show 2015

Postby SimonFisher » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:16 am

boxerman wrote:A hint as to where and when would be good.....

http://www.confor.org.uk/NewsAndEvents/Default.aspx?pid=174
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Re: CONFOR woodland show 2015

Postby Toby Allen » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:51 pm

Oops.

THe Confor Woodland Show is on the 10th and 11th September at Longleat Estate.

The show is biennial alternating with the APF, it is a great day out and has some of the best elements of the APF with more crafts thrown in.

Has anyone been before ?
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Re: CONFOR woodland show 2015

Postby The Barrowers » Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:42 am

Yes Been to 2 or 3 up the country A good day out. Lots of Big Toys for Forestry and enough to keep little me enthused
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Re: CONFOR woodland show 2015

Postby oldclaypaws » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:07 am

I'm told its about a tenner to get in. I'll probably go both days. Hope to catch your talk Toby, I have a strong affinity for Japanese culture having been a member of a Japanese philosophical order for several years and have a smattering of the lingo.
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Re: CONFOR woodland show 2015

Postby Wendelspanswick » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:26 pm

Looks interesting, I will keep the Friday clear for a visit.
Is there a link for ticket purchases?
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Re: CONFOR woodland show 2015

Postby Toby Allen » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:38 pm

http://www.conforwoodlandshow.org.uk/

We've decided on the competitions to win the SUGIHARA bars and chains

1/ The favourite classic 'take the bar and chain off and on in the shortest time' to win the bar and chain.

2/ Hold the saw at arms length the longest to win the bar and chain.


Start practising.
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Re: CONFOR woodland show 2015

Postby Wendelspanswick » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:15 pm

Is it possible to get an invite to the small scale timber harvesting demo being held off site?
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Re: CONFOR woodland show 2015

Postby Toby Allen » Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:55 pm

I'm pretty sure that's included in the show, contact the show directly and let us know. It looks like an interesting thing to see. We're just in the process of buying a stroke processor on an 8 ton digger so will be good to see similar machines working.
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