Managing Woodlands for Woodfuel

Focussing on small and undermanaged woodlands, this one day course covers a wide range of issues relating to woodland management for the production of woodfuels including: management systems; timber quality; site assessments; measurement of timber; harvesting and extraction techniques, processing, storage and seasoning. A visit to a local woodland enables trainees to practice their new skills on the ground and discuss the theory learnt in the context of a real life situation.

You can book by emailing:, Phoning:  01670 513292, or by post to: Rural Development Initiatives Ltd, The Old Stables, Greys Yard, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1QD

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To be eligible for RDPE funding you must be engaged in a business, organisation or social enterprise, which is dependent on agriculture or utilises any agricultural products or on woodland or utilises any woodland or forest products. Trainees must spend at least 50% of their time directly involved in farming, forestry or horticulture.  If you are not eligible for funding you can still attend the course but will have to pay a higher fee.