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From Seed to Sawn - Forestry for Non Foresters

24/03/2022 – 25/03/2022

Lowther Parish Hall

Generously funded by the Forestry Commission Forestry Innovation Fund for woodland owners and managers in the West Midlands and North West England. 

Course Cost – A subsidised rate of only £50.00 per person

The Forestry for Non Foresters ‘From Seed to Sawn’ course is designed for people who have little experience of forestry and who:

  • own or are responsible for an existing woodland
  • own or manage land on which they plan to establish a woodland

This introduction is a two day field based course, which will lead you through the forest cycle from the establishment and aftercare of newly planted trees, through to options for woodland management, and end with the harvesting and marketing of timber.

The aim of the course is to demystify forestry, cutting through the jargon and allowing course participants to clearly understand what steps to take to release the potential of their new or existing woodland.

The course will include:

  • Tree establishment
  • Timber harvesting
  • Forest inventory & tree measurement
  • Woodland planning
  • Grants and felling licences
  • Constraints and opportunities in woodlands including conservation, recreation, access and health and safety.

All attendees will receive 12 months membership of the Royal Forestry Society, offering the opportunity for ongoing support and training to help you manage your woodlands.

PLEASE NOTE – in line with the terms of the funding agreement, course participants must:

Not be current members of the RFS

Have little or no experience in forestry

Own or manage land with existing or plans for new woodland in one of the following counties:

  • West Midlands – Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire
  • North West – Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside

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