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CCFG Event
Date: 18 & 19 April 2018
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 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 (PDF, 860 KB).
Contact: For more information contact David Pengelly at SelectFor: david@selectfor.com
CCFG Event
Date: 22 May 2018
Location: Yorkshire Forest District


Description: CCFG England plan to hold the 2018 meeting in the north after 3 years of meetings in the south and east of England. The group last visited this area in May 2000 and will plan to revisit some of the sites we looked at then. A write up of that visit can be found in the members section in the CCFG Newsletter 17, July 2000, pages 8-12.
Contact: For more information see the flyer or contact administrator@ccfg.org.uk to book your place.

CCFG Event

Date: 20 September 2018
Location: Tavistock Woodland Estate and the Bradford-Hutt System


Description: This visit is set in Southwest England and is being hosted by Tavistock Woodlands Estate.  The day will give an in-depth look at the Bradford-Hutt system for transforming even-aged stands to continuous cover management.
Contact: For more information see the flyer or contact administrator@ccfg.org.uk to book your place.

CCFG Event

Date: 27 September 2018
Location: Coed Nant yr Eira


Description: Phil Morgan will host a visit to Coed Nant yr Eira, a 300-hectare forestry plantation in conversion to continuous cover lying between Llanerfyl and Talerddig in Powys. The transformation was started by Talis Kalnars in the 1990s. Challenging topography and ground conditions have resulted in a mosaic of small coupes in adaptive response to windblow, with ensuing issues of regeneration and light control. Some cleared areas have been re-stocked with an intimate planting pattern to match site types, and several stands are developing more irregular structures.
Contact: For more information see the flyer or contact administrator@ccfg.org.uk to book your place.
This is the intriguing question that will be examined during a visit to Crumblands Plantation in Monmouthshire hosted by Woodland Heritage, Forest Research and Natural Resources Wales. The event takes place on 19th April 2018 and will explore how the research at Crumblands compares with the mass of data accumulated by French managers over 30 years and encapsulated in Jean Lemaire’s book ‘Oak: fine timber in 100 years’.  The day will be chaired by Professor Julian Evans OBE and speakers are Dr Gary Kerr (Forest Research), Geraint Richards (Head Forester for the Duchy of Cornwall) and Graham Taylor MBE (Pryor and Rickett Silviculture). For more details and to book a place on this day of silvicultural revelry and excellence see the event web page.  Spaces are limited!
CCFG Event
Welcome to the thirty-seventh issue of the Continuous Cover Forestry Group Newsletter, containing Bill Mason’s Chairman’s report, details on previous CCFG site visits and information on future events.




Contents:

  1. Chairman’s Report – Bill Mason
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  2. England Visit to Norfolk – Neil Chamberlain
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  3. Scotland Visit to Glenbranter – Victoria Stokes
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  4. Wales Visit to Bryn Arau Duon & CCFG’s 25th – Owen Davies
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  5. CCFG’s 25th Anniversary Event – Dainis Dauksta
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  6. BioWild Project – Stefan Schneider
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  7. ProSilva Member View of Scottish Woods – Eckhart Senitza
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  8. Irregular Silviculture Network – Phil Morgan & Andy Poore
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  9. Woodland Trust at Rheidol Valley – Laura Shewring
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  10. CCF in Pacific North West USA – Bob Deal
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  11. CCFG Events 2017
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  12. Bits and Pieces
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  13. Committee Members 2017
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  14. Welcome to New Members
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CCFG Event
Welcome to the thirty-sixth issue of the Continuous Cover Forestry Group Newsletter, documenting previous visits to New Forest, the Novar Estate and Ffrwdgrech, as well as a report on “CCF and the New Grant Schemes.”




Contents:

  1. Chairman’s Report – Bill Mason
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  2. 25 Years of CCFG – Rodney Helliwell
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  3. CCF and the New Grant Schemes – Sam Brown & Rik Pakenham
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  4. Study Tour to Poland – Glen Harding & Martin Price
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  5. Pro Silva Annual Meeting, Czech Republic – Bill Mason
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  6. England Visit to New Forest – Neil Chamberlain
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  7. Scotland Visit to Novar Estate – John Risby & Dr Scott McG Wilson
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  8. Wales Visit to Ffrwdgrech – Steve Cresswell & Martin Price
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  9. CCF Skills in Britain – Jens Haufe
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  10. Pro Silva Forestry – Phil Morgan
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  11. Review of Thirty Years in Wilderness Woods – Bill Mason
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  12. Review of Ugly Deeside – Dr Scott McG Wilson
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  13. Introduction to Chris Tracey
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  14. Introduction to Owen Davies
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  15. CCFG Events 2016
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  16. Bits and Pieces
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  17. Committee Members 2016
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  18. Welcome to New Members
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CCFG Event
Welcome to the thirty-fifth issue of the Continuous Cover Forestry Group Newsletter. This issue includes a report by John Calladine, “A Study of Breeding Birds in Continuous Cover” as well as information on previous CCFG visits.




Contents:

  1. Chairman’s Report – Bill Mason
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  2. A Study of Breeding Birds in Continuous Cover – John Calladine
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  3. Naturally Regenerated Sitka Spruce – Dr Andrew Cameron
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  4. Future Concepts in Uneven-Aged Silviculture – Gary Kerr
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  5. Transformation to Continuous Cover Forestry in Ireland – Lucie Vitkova
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  6. Pro Silva Annual Meeting – Switzerland – Bill Mason
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  7. England Visit to Miterdale and Blengdale – Tanya Gato
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  8. Scotland Visit to Blair Atholl and Faskally – Chris Little and James Hand
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  9. Wales Visit to Clocaenog Forest – Nick Hill and James Walmsley
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  10. Introduction to New Administrator
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  11. Events 2015
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  12. Obituary for Hans Hoefle – Christopher Johannes Guest
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  13. Bits and Pieces
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  14. Committee Members 2015
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  15. New Members
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CCFG Event
Welcome to the thirty-fourth issue of the Continuous Cover Forestry Group Newsletter. This issue reviews the transformation study at Faskally Forest, Perthire after 60 years of developing a sustainable irregular structure as well as reports on the CCFG site visits.



Contents:

  1. Chairman’s Report – Bill Mason
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  2. Events 2014
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  3. Transformation study at Faskally Forest, Perthshire: 60 years of developing a sustainable irregular structure – Andrew Cameron
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  4. Site visit to Cranborne Estate, Dorset – Glen Harding
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  5. Site visit to Corrour Estate, Locharber – Chris Nixon
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  6. Site visit to Bodnant Estate, Colwyn Bay – Martin Price
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  7. Pro Silva visit to Greece – Bill Mason
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  8. Review of the FC/CCF Training Day – Glen Harding
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  9. Books – Woodland Management – a practical guide, 2nd edition, by Chris Starr (Reviewed by Bill Mason); Continuous Cover Management of Woodlands: A brief introduction, by Rodney Helliwell; The Silviculture of Trees Used in British Forestry, 2nd edition, by Peter Savill
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  10. Bits and Pieces
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