|27th October 2022
|Starts in Traquair Village Hall,Innerleithen EH44 6PJ
The course aims to explore options for transformation to CCF management in forest stands which have hitherto been managed under a clearfell-and-restock regime.
***This course is currently only open to CCFG Members, Cost £125***
CONTINUOUS COVER FORESTRY COURSE INFORMATION
A 3-hour indoor session will summarise the pre-requisites and the main silvicultural methods for successful transformation to CCF. The afternoon site visit includes a number of exercises to assess the potential for transformation to CCF on a number of sites. Course location is the upper Tweed valley, with site visits scheduled in either Cardrona or Yair forest, the venue for the indoor session is Traquair Village Hall, Innerleithen EH44 6PJ There is parking available.
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
CONSIDERATIONS WE SHOULD MAKE PARTICIPANTS AWARE OF:
The afternoon will be spent on field visits in the forest. There will be no toilet facilities available during that time. Transport between field visit stops by car. Walking distances are generally short but up to 1.5 miles on one occasion. Walking will include rough ground. Suitable footwear and weather-proof clothing are essential, eye protection is advisable. There will be midges!
RECOMMENDED PRE-COURSE READING:
“Silvicultural Principles of Continuous Cover Forestry. A Guide to Best Practice.” This will be provided as course handout but pre-course reading would be beneficial to participants.
Spaces are limited to 12 participants so please book early to avoid disappointment.
We currently have 12 places available to CCFG members. Contact us urgently to register your interest.
Cost: £125 per delegate