CCFG will be hosting their next webinar: Applying CCF in Even-aged Spruce Plantations – with Phil Morgan (Sustainable Forest Management and SelectFor) 20th May 2021 4pm – 5pm


This online event is hosted by CCFG featuring Phil Morgan who will deliver a 30 minute presentation on this topic. This will be followed by a question and answer session for participants.

Phil Morgan is one of the leading British experts in continuous cover forestry. He is a director of both Sustainable Forest Management and SelectFor and has been a Fellow of the ICF since 2003. During his career he has worked in the Far East, Europe and North America. He now lives in Wales where his efforts are focused on the transformation of upland coniferous plantations to highly productive mixed continuous cover forests.

He was a previous chairman of CCFG and president of Pro Silva. He is now the vice-president of the AFI and chairman of the Irregular Silviculture Network (ISN). He runs the network of AFI research stands in the UK and Ireland and is developing a network of ISN monitoring plots, forest inventories and marteloscopes in Wales.

If you would like to attend you can book your ticket HERE.

Date: 29 & 30 Sep 2021
Title:

IRREGULAR SILVICULTURE IN THE LOWLANDS: TRANSFORMATION IN PRACTICE

Location:

Stourhead (Western) Estate, Stourton, near Mere and the Rushmore Estate on the Wiltshire/Dorset border

Cost:

THE COST OF THE TWO-DAY COURSE IS £365 excluding VAT (£438 including VAT) PER PERSON.



Description:

Marking is a difficult skill to learn, particularly within an unfamiliar discipline such as Irregular Silviculture.

The Courses incorporate a marking exercise in which the trainees, in groups of two, undertake the marking decision process for themselves within a 1 ha stand under transformation and interact with two experienced practitioners. On the completion of the marking exercise, the trees selected for removal by each group are inputted into a spreadsheet which provides a detailed summary of the silvicultural and economic consequences of each marking exercise. These data can be compared between the groups and with the marking of the local manager.

These Courses 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, both leading exponents of Continuous Cover Forest Management.

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Woodland Heritage will be offering bursaries on a case by case basis. Please contact Kelly Morss of Woodland Heritage on 01242 467356, office@woodlandheritage.org.

Woodland Heritage will be supporting no more than two attendees per running of the course in the future and so applicants may face competition for their possible bursary, therefore early applications are advised. It should be noted that a condition of this support is the submission of a report following the Course to Woodland Heritage.

Members of Confor could consider applying for assistance to their Education & Provident Fund (www.confor.org.uk/resources/education-provident-fund).

Contact: For more information or to book please contact David Pengelly at SelectFor: david@selectfor.com

CCFG Event

Date: Friday 17th September 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: 19 & 20 May 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. 
Contact: For more information contact David Pengelly at SelectFor: david@selectfor.com