CCFG will be hosting their next webinar: Applying CCF on Steep Ground & with Big Trees – with Gareth Browning (Forestry England) 24th June 2021 4pm – 5pm


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

Gareth Browning lives with his family in Cockermouth in North West Cumbria and works as a Forester with Forestry England looking after the forests and valleys around Keswick, Cockermouth, and Ennerdale. With over 30 years of working in North Cumbria Gareth has built up much experience in managing forests on steep ground with high public visibility and access to support multiple public benefits. He has experimented with using Continuous Cover techniques on steep ground and with large trees and multi storeys since the mid 1990’s. In addition to his expertise in Continuous Cover Forestry Gareth is a founding partner in Wild Ennerdale, a leading landscape scale rewilding partnership where he has developed expertise in natural process led nature recovery.

Out of his role as a forester Gareth enjoys biking, kayaking, travel and photography and is part of the Leadership team of Christ Church in Cockermouth.

 

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: 9th July 2021
Location: Online


Description:

Pro Silva will host their AGM online 9th July 2021

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“Forest in Luxembourg – future challenges for ecosystem services”

The planned in person excursion is postponed until 2022 –

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.

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.