CCFG Event
Date: 05 October 2017

Location: Coed Llandegla, near Coedpoeth.


Description: A return to North Wales is planned after two years of visits in the South. Coed Llandegla is a privately owned forest in the hills west of Wrexham. Like Bryn Arau Duon, the location of last year’s visit, it is a spruce dominated upland forest. Management drivers are different, though, including heavy recreational use and black grouse conservation. For purists, the silvicultural methods adopted might not be considered CCF, but are they a pragmatic approach to achieving a degree of irregularity in an upland spruce forest managed for multiple benefits?

Flyer: For more information, please download the PDF flyer (275 KB ).

Contact: Contact the CCFG Administrator if you would like to attend: administrator@ccfe.org.uk
CCFG Event
Date: 28 September 2017

Location: Eildon Estate and the Bowhill Estate at Melrose and Selkirk.


Description: The visit is being hosted by Buccleuch Estates Ltd on their Eildon Estate. The woodlands that surround Eildon House are a key part of the famous Scott’s view, one of the most photographed tourist viewpoints in the Scottish Borders. The visit will concentrate on the practicalities and challenges of operating continuous cover forestry in coniferous / broadleaved mixed woodland on a moist, rich site in the Scottish Lowlands.

Flyer: For more information, please download the PDF flyer (214 KB ).

Contact: Contact the CCFG Administrator if you would like to attend: administrator@ccfe.org.uk
CCFG Event
Date: 04 to 07 September 2017

Location: Denmark – Alborg in north Jutland to Zealand near Copenhagen.


Description: Denmark has a similar forest history to parts of Britain with afforestation programmes in the nineteenth century being followed by a strategy of converting many of the even-aged stands to close-to-nature management. Our trip will take us from Alborg in north Jutland to Zealand near Copenhagen and we will visit both state and private forests and see conifer stands, mixed forests and quality broad-leaved woodland.

Contact: Contact the CCFG Administrator if you would like to attend: administrator@ccfe.org.uk
CCFG Event
Date: 02-03 May 2017

Location: Stourhead (Western) Estate and the Rushmore Estate, Wiltshire/Dorset borders.


Description: An in-depth introduction to the theory and practical application of irregular silviculture in coniferous and broadleaved stands with the emphasis on lowland forests.

Contact: For more information contact David Pengelly at SelectFor: david@selectfor.com

CCFG Event

Date:

05-06 April 2017

Location: The Rushmore Estate, Wiltshire/Dorset borders.


Description:

This seminar brought together researchers, forestry practitioners, ecologists and policy makers to explore the results of a major research project into the interrelationship between forest structure, management and biodiversity in native semi-natural woodland. Please find below presentations from the following key speakers:-

Andy Poore – A Background to the Rushmore Biodiversity Project (PDF, 26 MB)

Danny Alder – Responses of Birds and Bats to differences in stand management (PDF, 7.5 MB)

Rob Fuller – Forest Structure and Biodiversity (PDF, 25 MB)

Dr Phil Sterling – The Effects of different woodland stand structures and management on Lepidoptera (PDF, 19 MB)

Danny Alder – Implications of transformation to irregular silviculture for woodland birds (PDF, 5.7 MB)