CCFG Event

Date:

6 to 9 June 2019

Location: Italy – North West Italy, Piedmont Alps


Description:

We are delighted to announce that we plan to run a foreign study tour to Northern Italy from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th of June this year in conjunction with Pro Silva Ireland.

Hosted by Pro Silva Italy, we will see CCF in practice on steep terrain in different forests of the Piedmont Alps in north-western Italy from a base hotel in Turin.

The tour will cost £225 per person and will include your bus and excursions, accommodation, three breakfasts, three lunches and one evening dinner with local entertainment. You will need to arrange and pay for your own travel and budget for two evening dinners and any refreshments.

Please see the full programme with further information and the booking form.

Deadlines for registrations is Monday 25th March 2019

Please note, we have a maximum of 30 places in total; 15 for CCFG members and 15 for Pro Silva Ireland members so please complete the registration form early to avoid disappointment.

Contact: Contact the CCFG Administrator if you would like to attend: administrator@ccfe.org.uk

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: 17 & 18 April 2019
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 3MB).
Contact: For more information contact David Pengelly at SelectFor: david@selectfor.com
CCFG Event
Date: 18 & 19 April 2018
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 and will incorporate a marking exercise followed by a review of the silvicultural and economic consequences of the marking. For more information see the flyer (PDF, 860 KB).
Contact: For more information contact David Pengelly at SelectFor: david@selectfor.com
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: 20-23 June 2018
Location: Germany


Description: The 2018 Pro Silva Annual Meeting will be held in Germany with field visits to Weimar, Eibenstock and the Erzgebirge mixed mountain forests and Beichlingen, Hatzfeldt and the ANW BioWild Project. CCFG usually sends one or two delegates to this meeting and assists with their funding. At present there are no spaces available, but there can be late cancellations. If you would be interested in attending if a space became available, please contact  administrator@ccfg.org.uk for more information.
Contact: For more information contact administrator@ccfg.org.uk.

CCFG Event

Date: 13 September 2018
Location: Logie Coldstone and Glen Tanar Estates, near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire


Description: An opportunity to visit two estates working with CCF systems in Scots pine as well as some other species, to view the successes, discuss the silvicultural and financial challenges and to consider future options.
Contact: For more information see the flyer or to book your place email 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.

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: October 2018 tbc
Location: Clocaenog, North Wales


Description:

A 2-day course covering the silvicultural principles of CCF management, designed for Foresters, Woodland Officers and Work Supervisors. This event will be delivered by Dr Jens-Uwe Haufe in Ruthin (North Wales), focusing on spruce and fir.

We currently have a definite 3 places available to CCFG members. Contact us urgently to register your interest.

Cost: Maximum of £300 per delegate (cost dependent on final numbers)

Contact: For more information see the summary flyer for the course or contact Mandy at administrator@ccfg.org.uk.