ProSilva’s press release following the Annual Meeting held in Weimar, Germany is now available here.
As you know, the Tree Charter is seeding a movement that both accepts and repays the debt owed to trees and woods. A society where people and trees are stronger together, leaning on each other and keeping each other upright too. This petition and the protections it could bring could be the start to bringing the Tree Charter to life and in giving our ancients the future they deserve. A long time woodland defender, David Dickinson, has independently created a gov.uk petition which puts this in our grasp. After all, a country that cares for its future respects its past. If the law can’t back that, what will?
Here’s the petition on the government petition website. Please sign it to how your support.
To read this report visit the Finnish Forest Association website.
The new GDPR laws are effective on the 25th May 2018. If you are a member and haven’t replied with your express consent to keep hearing from us, please contact Mandy asap on email@example.com
A new research paper by Arne Pommerening et al, has grown out of a master thesis which consisted of a meta analysis of 36 marteloscope experiments all over Britain. The research found that agreement in tree marking is much lower than in comparable experiments in medicine and particularly low, when new management practices, such as crown thinning, are introduced. You can read the full paper here.
CCFG regrets to announce the sad news of the recent death of its founding Chairman Rodney Helliwell. A full account of Rodney’s career and a tribute to his major contribution to the creation and the development of the CCFG can be found in our 2018 Newsletter which will be available in the next couple of weeks. The funeral was held in Derbyshire on March 14 and was attended by the current CCFG chair, Bill Mason.
Friday 23rd March 2018, 10:00 until 16:00
The Woodland Trust is running a practical demonstration of ancient woodland restoration at a plantation on ancient woodland site (PAWS) near Machynlleth. The event will showcase:
- Thinning and winch extraction in a stand of Japanese cedar
- Chainsaw mill demo, processing extracted Japanese cedar
- Workshop on lower plants and PAWS restoration
- Workshop on paleoecology and what we can learn about a site from peat core samples
The event is FREE but places are limited so booking early is advisable to secure your place: BOOK HERE.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This document was recently translated into English and provides a simple structured step-by-step approach to continuous cover management practices to support foresters and forest owners who wish to successfully adopt continous cover forestry in their forests. You can purchase copies of this booklet from Pro Silva Ireland.