Introduction to Woodland Management

10/06/2017 - 11/06/2017

Event Details

Do you own a woodland?

Are you thinking of a new career working in woodlands or forestry?

Are you thinking of establishing a community woodland group?

If the answer to any of these questions is ‘Yes’, then this 2-day taster course is just for you!

We will look at:

  • Woodland establishment

The first day will focus on woodland establishment: what steps to take to plant trees correctly and how to help them thrive and grow.  The day will be a mix of both site visits and classroom based sessions.

  • Natural regeneration
  • Planting
  • Types of planting stock and species
  • Preparing the ground prior to planting
  • Planting techniques
  • Discussions about how to protect plants from all types of grazing animals and
  • What maintenance is required
  • Grant support
  • Native Woodland Management

Cumbria has internationally important native woodlands which are host to a wonderful range of plants, animals and people that make their living from working in these woodlands. This day will look at the techniques used to enhance, maintain and manage these woods: for example, coppicing.

  • Woodland management and forestry careers

This session will focus on the management of broadleaved and coniferous woodlands of all ages. Starting with young woodlands we will look at thinning, how to plan the future for your woodland, support and resources and possible careers.

  • Felling, harvesting, extraction and woodfuel

This session will look at felling, harvesting and extraction of timber from woodlands, how to plan it, how to make it happen. We will look at burning wood to keep you warm, big scale to little, how to prepare, store and then burn wood most efficiently.

Cost:  £160 for the two days.

Please contact Karen on 01539 822140 to book a place.