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CCFG Event
Date: Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Location: Ffrwdgrech Estate and the wider USK courtesy of Pryor and Rickett Silviculture

Description: The 2015 Wales meeting was held at Ffrwdgrech Estate which has been owned by the Evans family for over 100 years. The day was led by Ian Barrington of Pryor and Rickett Silviculture. Ian took over the management of the Estate from the late Talis Kalnars in 2005 and has continued to apply similar management techniques since then. Reports will be available in due course.

CCFG Event
Date: Thursday 24 September, 2015

Location: Novar Estate


The 2015 Scotland meeting was held on Thursday September 24th at Novar Estate.

The day was led by Ronald Munro Ferguson and Cameron Ross and attended by 50 delegates.

A report will be made available in due course.

One-day seminar meeting arranged by Dr Scott McG. Wilson with the Institute of Chartered Foresters (North Scotland Region) and University of Aberdeen, dealing with the potential of mixtures of Sitka spruce and alternative conifers for resilient upland forestry. Details of the seminar and booking arrangements are available through the Institute of Chartered Foresters website events section. There is no charge for meeting attendance but a buffet lunch will be available for a charge of £6 (payable on the day of the meeting).

CCFG Event
Date: Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th October 2015

Location: Stourhead (Weston) Estate, Stourton, near Mere and the Rushmore Estate on the Wiltshire/Dorest border

Description: These two day courses, offered by SelectFor Ltd, provide 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 courses are designed for 14 trainees and will be led by Andy Poore and David Pengelly. The two day course costs £330+VAT per person. For further details see the attached flyer (  PDF, 850 KB) or contact David Pengelly.

Resilient woodlands – everybody’s talking about them but what should they be doing? A unique conference organised jointly by the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) and the Woodland Trust, is bringing together economists, conservationists, woodland managers and foresters to look at the question from all angles, including a presentation by Phillipe Morgan on the contribution of CCF to forest resilience.

Resilient Woodlands: meeting the challenges is open to all and includes a number of plenary sessions to encourage debate. To view the full programme and to book tickets go to

CCFG Event
Date: Thursday 4 June, 2015

Location: The New Forest


The 2015 England meeting was held on Thursday June 4th in the New Forest.

The day was led by Dr Jens Haufe the Forestry Commission’s principal trainer, with added input from Dr Gary Kerr of Forest Research.

Please read the report ( PDF, 780 KB) of the Field Visit produced by Neil Chamberlain with photography supplied by Ted Wilson.

The Wood Show 2015 will be held at the Weald and Downland Museum. Celebrate the many uses of wood – from woodland crafts, horse logging and charcoal burning, right through to finished products for the home and garden. For further details see the flyer.