The European project SIMWOOD- Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood has officially launched its website. Visitors to will be able to read the latest information about the project’s activities, and its work to mobilise untapped reserves of timber in Europe. The project has also launched its social media presence on Twitter and LinkedIn. SIMWOOD is a four-year […]

Following unprecedented demand we have organised a further woodland archaeology course to be held in at Chapeltown, South Yorkshire on 24th March.  The course will include an illustrated talk, documentation, maps and books.  In the afternoon a guided woodland visit will be to see and identify archaeological features and carry out a practical mapping and recording exercise in the wood. […]

On Friday 21st March Yorwoods is organising a Coppice Management and Produce Course to be run at the YDNP offices in Bainbridge and Freeholders Wood, Aysgarth.  This course covers both theoretical and practical aspects of coppice management.  It includes an introduction as to how and why coppice became an integral part of the British woodland composition, the […]

The Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme (FFIS) is part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and is a scheme of support, developed to help farming, forestry and horticultural businesses in England to become more efficient at using resources.  This scheme aims to help make businesses more profitable and resilient whilst reducing the impact […]

EU research project SIMWOOD launched to mobile untapped reserves of timber.   Europe has more than 117 million hectares of forest, but the sustainable utilisation especially in privately owned woods falls short of its potential.  The ever-increasing demand for wood for material and energy applications is becoming more and more difficult to meet.  In response, […]

Woodland Archaeology Course

September 23, 2013

A one-day archaeology course, to take place on 26th February 2014 and led by John Morris, will include an illustrated talk, maps and books and other documentation, with a guided woodland visit to see and identify archaeological features, and in the afternoon a practical mapping / recording exercise in the wood. Woods can be very good at protecting historic features as earthworks (lumps and bumps) that […]