CCFG Events Programme

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Field meetings are open to both members and non-members, and students who are interested in managing woodlands sustainably are strongly encouraged to attend (at no charge).

Full details and downloadable fliers for each event will be posted on the website as arrangements are firmed up. Members also receive occasional e-mail bulletins to keep them up to date with arrangements.   To book a place on any of our events or for further information please email  See the archive page for event details from previous years.

2017 Events


CCFG / BES Seminar - Biodiversity effects of "irregular" silviculture in 

native woodland, Dorset / Wiltshire border

5th & 6th April 2017

The aim of this seminar is to bring together researchers, forestry practioners, ecologists and policy makers to explore the results of a major research project into the interrelationship between forest structure, management and biodiversity in native semi-natural woodland.  See the flyer for full details.  This seminar is almost fully subscribed.

Courses in Continuous Cover Forest Management delivered by SelectFor

Stourhead (Western) Estate, Stourton, near Mere and the Rushmore Estate on the Wiltshire/Dorset border

Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd May 2017

This course provides an in-depth introduction to the theory and practical application of irregular silviculture in coniferous and broadleaved stands with the emphasis on lowland forests. The course is designed for 14 trainees and will be led by Andy Poore and David Pengelly and will incorporate a marking exercise followed by a review of the silvicultural and economic consequences of the marking.  For more information see the flyer or contact David Pengelly at

ProSilva Europe Annual General Meeting 2017
Hosted in Sibiu, Romania
27th June - 1st July, 2017

The 2017 Pro Silva Annual Meeting will be held in Romania.  One or two CCFG members are permitted to attend the meeting with the CCFG Chair Bill Mason.  If you are interested in attending please contact for more information.  There is the possibility of assistance with funding.

CCFG Scotland Field Visit

Date to be confirmed

The Scotland visit in 2017 will be confirmed in due course.

CCFG Foreign Study Tour to Denmark
September date to be confirmed

CCFG are planning a foreign study tour in 2017 and are currently discussing possible details and dates with close to nature colleagues in Denmark.  More details will be confirmed in due course.

CCFG Wales Field Visit
October date to be confirmed

The Wales visit in 2017 will be confirmed in due course.

2017 - CCF for Foresters Courses delivered by the Forestry Commission

Awaiting confirmed dates.

Funding to Attend CCFG Events

Woodland Heritage is a leading forestry charity. They are strong supporters of CCFG and offer bursaries to members of our group who wish to attend events both at home and overseas. Students and young foresters, in particular, are encouraged to apply for support, but there are no age or other limitations. Each application is judged on its own merit. Preference is given to those engaged in forestry and interested in the production of high quality timber. Woodland Heritage generally requests that recipients produce a report for the Woodland Heritage Journal and/or the CCFG Newsletter.

For more information and contact details: Woodland Heritage Website