CCFG Event

Date: 27 September 2018
Location: Coed Nant yr Eira


Description: Phil Morgan will host a visit to Coed Nant yr Eira, a 300-hectare forestry plantation in conversion to continuous cover lying between Llanerfyl and Talerddig in Powys. The transformation was started by Talis Kalnars in the 1990s. Challenging topography and ground conditions have resulted in a mosaic of small coupes in adaptive response to windblow, with ensuing issues of regeneration and light control. Some cleared areas have been re-stocked with an intimate planting pattern to match site types, and several stands are developing more irregular structures.
Contact: For more information see the flyer or contact administrator@ccfg.org.uk to book your place.
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: Friday 30th September, 2016

Location: Bryn Arau Duon


Description: The Wales visit was to Bryn Arau Duon managed by Phil Morgan and Huw Denman. Bryn Arau Duon is a fascinating example of how the principles of continuous cover forestry can be applied in what most British foresters would normally consider to be clearfelling territory; an upland, even-aged Sitka spruce plantation. CCFG last visited Bryn Arau Duon in 2009. A full report will be available in due course. Follow links to the handout, Schutz Curves Scenarios, harvesting summary, rack spacing, working circles map and bad working circles as were discussed on the day.

CCFG Event
Date: Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Location: Ffrwdgrech Estate and the wider USK courtesy of Pryor and Rickett Silviculture


Description: The 2015 Wales meeting was held at Ffrwdgrech Estate which has been owned by the Evans family for over 100 years. The day was led by Ian Barrington of Pryor and Rickett Silviculture. Ian took over the management of the Estate from the late Talis Kalnars in 2005 and has continued to apply similar management techniques since then. Reports will be available in due course.

CCFG Event
Date: Wed 15 October, 9.30 – 4.00 pm

Location: Clocaenog Forest, Denbigh, North Wales


Description: We shall be looking at a range of issues, including diversification through underplanting, restructuring after catastrophic wind damage and PAWS regeneration. For more information see programme.