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CCFG Event

Date: Postponed until further notice
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.

CCFG Event

Welcome to the 41st issue of the Continuous Cover Forestry Group Newsletter, containing Bill Mason’s Chairs’ report, details of previous CCFG site visits and information on future events.

 

 

Contents:

    1. Chairs Report – Bill Mason
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    2. England Visit to Thetford – Cameron Williams & John Tewson
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    3. Scotland Visit to Craigvinean – Chris Tracey
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    4. Wales Visit to St Pierre’s Great Wood – Laura Shewring & Phil Morgan
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    5. Pro Silva Europe 2019 AGM to Slovenia – Will Baxter & Chris Tracey
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    6. CCF in Ohio – Jim Gresh & Ed Romano
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    7. CCF in Ireland – Edward Wilson, Padraig O’Tuama & Jonathan Spazzi
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    8. Lessons from Implementing CCF at Wykeham – Jon Bates & Graham Jackson
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    9. CCFG Events 2020
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    10. Committee Members 2020
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    11. Welcome to New Members
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    12. Bits & Pieces
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CCFG Event

Date: 6-10 October 2020
Location: Luxembourg


Description:

“Forest in Luxembourg – future challenges for ecosystem services”

Luxembourg will host the annual meeting in 2020 and will have an official part in Luxembourg Ministry of Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development. The excursion days will lead to forest around the City of Luxembourg focusing on the themes of : –

  •  Urban forestry – Luxembourg City forest “Baambësch
  •  Forestry and water protection – North of Luxembourg “Burfelt
  •  Forestry and tourism – East of Luxembourg “Mellerdall
  •  Forestry and nature conservation – South of Luxembourg, Natural reserve “Prënzebierg Giele Botter
  •  Climate change and risk management – West of Luxembourg “Härebësch” SES Koerich
Contact: For more information contact administrator@ccfg.org.uk.

More than 100 participants from 25 European countries and one guest from the US held their 30th anniversary meeting in Radlje ob Dravi in the North of Slovenia near the Austrian border in September. Radlje is the cradle of close-to-nature forest management and its nearby forest of the Pahernik foundation is one of the best examples of this approach, being managed by local foresters under support of the Department of Forestry of Biotechnical faculty in Ljubljana. You can now read the summary of the event and declaration.

Forests in the eastern United States that are structurally complex—meaning the arrangement of vegetation is highly varied—sequester more carbon, according to a new study led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University. The study demonstrates for the first time that a forest’s structural complexity is a better predictor of carbon sequestration potential than tree species diversity. The discovery may hold implications for the mitigation of climate change. Read the article in full here.

CCFG Event

Welcome to the fortieth issue of the Continuous Cover Forestry Group Newsletter, containing Bill Mason’s Chairs’ report, details of previous CCFG site visits and information on future events.

 

 

Contents:

  1. Chairs Report – Bill Mason
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  2. England Visit to North Cumbria – Gareth Browning
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  3. CCFG Foreign Study Tour to Italy – Guy Bennet, David Cracknell, Rob Coventry, Sergei Kositzki, Rupert Bentley-Walls, Jon Tompson, Bill Mason
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  4. CCF at Clocaenog – Dave Williams
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  5. CCF Tips – Gareth Browning
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  6. Transformation of Faskally – Andrew Cameron
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  7. Strip Shelterwood Systems – Jens Haufe
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  8. CCF and Certification – John Tewson
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  9. CCFG Events 2019
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  10. Committee Members 2019
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  11. Welcome to New Members
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Several Bangor University students recently attended the CCFG Foreign Study Tour to Italy. In advance of a detailed report coming soon in our newsletter, Bangor University have published a short news item.

CCFG Event

Date: 11 October 2019
Location: St Pierre’s Great Wood


Description:

This year we will be taking a break from upland Sitka Spruce plantations to visit the extreme South East of Wales and to explore mixed woodland flanking the spectacular Wye Valley. Close to Chepstow, St Pierre’s Great Wood is 107 hectares of mixed plantations on an ancient woodland site, with base-rich soils overlying limestone. Design plan objectives here are to restore semi-natural native woodland via lower impact silvicultural systems, leading ultimately to CCF management, delivering biodiversity, timber and resilient woodland for amenity, conservation and recreation. We are grateful to Natural Resources Wales for agreeing to host us. Please see the flyer for further details.

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