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CCFG members may be aware of the recent report on ‘Biodiversity, Forestry and Wood’ published by Confor in July 2020. Unfortunately, this report makes some statements about the potential role of CCF in British forests which are not supported by the evidence. We have therefore prepared a short paper setting out our criticisms of these aspects of the report which can be found here. We hope that you find this paper helpful and please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

 

CCFG Event

Welcome to the 42nd issue of the Continuous Cover Forestry Group Newsletter, containing Bill Mason’s Chairs’ report, articles on our new Wales Committee Members and an update on events.

 

 

Contents:

    1. Chairs Report – Bill Mason
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    2. Wales Co-ordinator – Alec Dauncey
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    3. Q&Q Jonathan Hulson
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    4. What is Pro Silva? – John Tewson
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    5. CCFG Events
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    6. Committee Members
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    7. Welcome to new members
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    8. Bits and Pieces
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CCFG Event

Date: Friday 30th April 2021
Location: Kyloe Estate, Northumberland


Description:

Kyloe is a private estate in Northumberland with the forestry managed by Scottish Woodlands. We will be hosted by Arran Smith the local manager. The estate was last visited by CCFG in 2006. The woods are managed under CCF with regular interventions, natural regeneration and under-planting.

Detailed information on the programme for the visit will be available in due course.

Contact: For more information or to book your place early, contact administrator@ccfg.org.uk.

CCFG Event

Date: 21 & 22 April 2021
Location: Stourhead (Western) Estate, Stourton, near Mere and the Rushmore Estate on the Wiltshire/Dorset border


Description: 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. The two-day course incorporates site visits in irregular coniferous and broadleaved stands and looks in detail at the silviculture of transformation and the monitoring of stand structure and performance. For more information see the flyer (PDF 818 KB).
Contact: For more information contact David Pengelly at SelectFor: david@selectfor.com
Phil Morgan from Sustainable Forest Management and SelectFor discusses in this webinar (delivered in June 2020) silvicultural methodologies, with an emphasis on Continious Cover Forestry (CCF) and Planted Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS). The webinar provides an insight into the concept of CCF and management techniques, for new and current woodland owners. It is also an opportunity to discover and learn how to transform your woodland into one that can provide an income whilst developing into a sustainably thriving woodland for the future. Webinar
Mich Leytem (President Pro Silva Luxembourg) confirmed the cancellation of the 2020 Meeting due to increasing COVID infections (due to intense testing) within Luxembourg and a very uncertain travel situation. Pro Silva hope to be able to hold the meeting in June 2021 when Serge Reinardt and his organising team in Luxembourg look forward to delivering the programme to attendees.

CCFG Event

Date: Postponed to 2021
Location: Kyloe Estate, Northumberland


Description:

Kyloe is a private estate in Northumberland with the forestry managed by Scottish Woodlands. We will be hosted by Arran Smith the local manager. The estate was last visited by CCFG in 2006. The woods are managed under CCF with regular interventions, natural regeneration and under-planting.

Detailed information on the programme for the visit will be available in due course.

Contact: For more information or to book your place early, contact administrator@ccfg.org.uk.

CCFG Event

Date: 16 & 17 September 2020
Location: Stourhead (Western) Estate, Stourton, near Mere and the Rushmore Estate on the Wiltshire/Dorset border


Description: 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. The two-day course incorporates site visits in irregular coniferous and broadleaved stands and looks in detail at the silviculture of transformation and the monitoring of stand structure and performance. For more information see the flyer (PDF 818 KB).
Contact: For more information contact David Pengelly at SelectFor: david@selectfor.com

The CCFG Committee have taken the decision to postpone our field visits until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.

This decision will have an immediate effect on the forthcoming England field visit to Kyloe which had been arranged to take place in May and will now be postponed until further notice.

We are still planning the field visits in the Autumn and will update you all in due course as the situation becomes clearer.