CCFG Event

Date: Friday 30th April 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: 21 & 22 April 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. For more information see the flyer (PDF 818 KB).
Contact: For more information contact David Pengelly at SelectFor: david@selectfor.com

CCFG Event

Date: Postponed to 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: 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

CCFG Event

Date: Postponed to 2021
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.

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.

CCFG Event

Date: 25 September 2019
Location: Forestry Commission’s Thetford Forest District


Description:

This field visit to Thetford is a fantastic opportunity to see and discuss some mature research species trials (established as an understorey). You will also see more recent underplanting in diseased and thinned Corsican pine using a far wider range of species than traditionally used in this area. The various underplanting techniques used at Thetford and the options for future management, will make for interesting discussions. Please see the flyer for further details.

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

CCFG Event

Date: Thursday 28th November 2019
Location: Telephone conference


Description:

The 2019 AGM has been postponed and re-scheduled to Thursday 28th November 2019 at 3pm.

Contact: Please confirm your attendance or pass on your apologies to administrator@ccfg.org.uk.

 

CCFG Event

Date: 19 September 2019
Location: Craigvinean, Dunkeld


Description:

The 2019 Scottish CCFG field visit will be hosted by Forest Enterprise Scotland around Craigvinean, Dunkeld. We plan to build the programme around looking at examples of different types of thinning interventions in the developing regeneration e.g. early interventions, the management of more advanced natural regeneration of conifer and broadleaf, crown thinning. See the flyer for further details.

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