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)

 

CCFG Event
Date: Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th October, 2016

Location: Stourhead (Weston) Estate


Description: This two day course held at Stourhead (Weston) Estate, Stourton, near Mere and the Rushmore Estate on the Wiltshire/Dorest border is offered by SelectFor Ltd. The 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 costs £330+VAT per person. For further details see the attached booking form or contact David Pengelly.

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: Thursday 29th September, 2016

Location: The Castle Hotel, Llandovery


Description: We celebrated CCFG’s 25th anniversary with an evening dinner at The Castel Hotel in Llandovery. Guest speakers, Philippe Morgan, President of Pro Silva Europe and Jurij Diaci of the University of Ljubljana discussed the challenges of the next 25 years. See the presentation delivered by Jurij Diaci and the presentation delivered by Phil Morgan.

CCFG Event
Date: Thursday 8 September, 2016

Location: Glenbranter Forest, Cowal


Description: This meeting was held in Glenbranter Forest, Cowal and involved visits to some of the finest stands of old conifers in the British Isles. The morning was spent at Pucks Glen, the afternoon at Dukes Wood and the roundup at Ritual Grove. A full report will be available in due course.

CCFG Event
Date: 23rd-26th June, 2016

Location: Hosted in Stirling, Scotland by CCFG


Description: 49 delegates from all across Europe enjoyed three days in Scotland visiting forests around Aberfoyle, Native Pinewoods in the Spey Valley and Craigvinean and Faskally Forests. The report from Pro Silva is now available.