CCFG Event

Date: 22 May 2019
Location: The Lake District


Description:

This is a return visit to the Forestry Commission’s North Cumbria Forests, previously visited by CCFG in 2014 during the National conference. The area has a long history of conifers, particularly Douglas fir, under CCF management and we will revisit two forests Wythop and Dodd Wood. We will see a variety of CCF thinning regimes and underplanting. We will look at mixed species broadleaf CCF management and on Dodd Wood visit a site where large Douglas fir overstorey and first thinning of the understorey have been carried out by high lead extraction. We will have the benefit of both local staff with many years’ knowledge of the sites and Forest Research during our visit. Detailed information on each site to be visited will be available.

Contact: For more information see the flyer or contact administrator@ccfg.org.uk to book your place.

CCFG Event

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


Description:

An opportunity to see and discuss some mature research species trials (established as an understorey) and 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 and the options for future management will make for interesting discussions. More details will be available in due course.

Contact: For more information or to reserve your place, contact administrator@ccfg.org.uk.
CCFG Event
Date: 22 May 2018
Location: Yorkshire Forest District


Description: CCFG England plan to hold the 2018 meeting in the north after 3 years of meetings in the south and east of England. The group last visited this area in May 2000 and will plan to revisit some of the sites we looked at then. A write up of that visit can be found in the members section in the CCFG Newsletter 17, July 2000, pages 8-12.
Contact: For more information see the flyer or contact administrator@ccfg.org.uk to book your place.

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.

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)

 

CCFG Event
Date: Thursday 2 June, 2016

Location: The Weasenham Estate & Sennowe Park, Norfolk


Description: The 2016 England Field Visit was held on Thursday the 2nd of June 2016 in Norfolk. The morning was spent at Weasenham Estate courtesy of Toby Coke and the afternoon was at Sennowe Park courtesy of Tom Cook with picnic lunch at Sennowe Park. An extract of a case study produced by Scott Wilson has been kindly provided to give some initial insights. A report will be made available in due course.

CCFG Event
Date: Thursday 4 June, 2015

Location: The New Forest


Description: 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 of the Field Visit produced by Neil Chamberlain with photography supplied by Ted Wilson.

CCFG Event
Date: Thurs 5 June

Location: Woodlands of West Cumbria


Description: This year CCFG England’s field visit was to Miterdale and Blengdale Forests and linked in with the final day of our 2014 Conference. Miterdale CCF Site Guide (3.1 Mb) Blengdale CCF Site Guide (2.5 Mb)

CCFG Event
Date: 20 June, 2012

Location: Morton Hall and Thoresby Estate


Description: ‘A Day of Contrasts: in the morning a visit to group selection systems which have been managed and monitored for 30 years, and in the afternoon an exploration of developing an irregular structure in pine and birch woods with opportunist regeneration’ – Review (528 Kb) – QJF Article: CCF at Morton Hall (3.2 MB)