Working Week in the Forest – Schedule

Working Week in the Forest North East

22nd-26th March 2010
Meeting at National Trust Gibside

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

GREEN WOOD WORKING

HARVESTING

FOREST MANAGEMENT

FOREST INDUSTRIES/
PROCESSING

FOREST INDUSTRIES

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9.30

Intro session –
Registration and H&S brief

Intro session –
Registration and H&S brief

Intro session –
Registration and H&S brief

Intro session –
Registration and H&S brief

Intro session –
Registration and H&S brief

10.00

Site visit – Ravensworth

Charcoal and firewood production, traditional products

Site visit – Gibside

Woodland management, timber harvesting

Site visit – Hamsterley forest

Forest management, ground prep and tree planting

Site visit – Trees please

Forest nursery

Site visit – Frosterley sawmill

Woodfuel production and processing

12.30

Lunch – pack lunch

Lunch – at Gibside

Lunch – pack lunch

Lunch – pack lunch

Lunch – at Gibside

13.30

Intro to woodfuel

Intro to careers in trees and timber

Site visit – Hamsterley forest

Nature conservation and forest recreation

Site visit – Egger

Panel board manufacture and woodfuel boiler installation.

Networking and lunch at Gibside Estate

14.00

Site visit – Beamish

Traditional green wood working skills

Site visit – Gibside

Tree work/tree surgery

16.30

End

Programme may be subject to change at late notice.