|Saturday 7th October 2023
|Wales – Coed Fron Drain and Bwlch y Mynydd, nr Mold, Flintshire
We will visit a mixed farm woodland (PAWS) that has recently had second thinning and enrichment planting, where a marteloscope has been installed for training farmers and forestry students in single stem selection.
The second site we will visit is a larger private forestry estate with compartments of monoculture plantation Douglas fir, Sitka spruce and larch, regenerating cherry with some areas of PAWS with remnant broadleaves. An ISN research stand has been established in one of the compartments having a thinning history. The owner is considering different options to transform the plantation to continuous cover. The meeting will be hosted by the two forest owners and Jonathan Hulson (North Wales Wildlife Trust) and Phil Morgan (Sustainable Forest Management Ltd).
We will have lunch at the first site and drive to the second site in convoy. We expect to finish by 2.30pm, walking distance approx 4km. There are no toilets on site.
We advise you to bring a packed lunch and clothing to suit any weather we may encounter.
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