Internship Sought

CCFG have been contacted by a French student seeking a 3 month internship in the UK from September to December 2016. The student is seeking to work on a Pro Silva / CCF project. Please contact Mandy our administrator if you are interested and would like to see the CV.

Pro Silva Ireland held a field visit in Knockrath Forest, County Wicklow. This was a particularly important event in terms of promoting Pro Silva outside of the Pro Silva network since Duncan Stuart and the EcoEye Team recorded some of the days discussions for the EcoEye TV programme which is a very popular TV programme in Ireland. In addition, Donal Magner, Forestry Editor for the Irish Farmers Journal wrote an article about the day which helps promote Pro Silva principles to a new audience.

Internship Sought

CCFG have been contacted by a French student seeking a 6 month internship in the UK. The student is seeking to work on a Pro Silva / CCF project. Please contact Mandy our administrator if you are interested and would like to see the CV.

One-day seminar meeting arranged by Dr Scott McG. Wilson with the Institute of Chartered Foresters (North Scotland Region) and University of Aberdeen, dealing with the potential of mixtures of Sitka spruce and alternative conifers for resilient upland forestry. Details of the seminar and booking arrangements are available through the Institute of Chartered Foresters website events section. There is no charge for meeting attendance but a buffet lunch will be available for a charge of £6 (payable on the day of the meeting).

Resilient woodlands – everybody’s talking about them but what should they be doing? A unique conference organised jointly by the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) and the Woodland Trust, is bringing together economists, conservationists, woodland managers and foresters to look at the question from all angles, including a presentation by Phillipe Morgan on the contribution of CCF to forest resilience.

Resilient Woodlands: meeting the challenges is open to all and includes a number of plenary sessions to encourage debate. To view the full programme and to book tickets go to www.rfs.org.uk/events/conferences-and-seminars.

The Wood Show 2015 will be held at the Weald and Downland Museum. Celebrate the many uses of wood – from woodland crafts, horse logging and charcoal burning, right through to finished products for the home and garden. For further details see the flyer.

CCFG AGM

The CCFG AGM will be held on Thursday the 18th of June 2015 and conducted via video link between Alice Holt, Aberystwyth and NRS Roslin. All members are welcome to attend or to send any items for inclusion to Mandy Clinch at administrator@ccfg.org.uk. The Agenda and accompanying papers are available for members to view in our members area.

John Packham Obituary

Sadly John Packham a founder member of CCFG died on the 11th of March 2015. John was widely interested in woodlands and forestry. You can read his Obituary kindly provided by I.C. Trueman.

The Pro Silva Annual Meeting is to be held in Brno in the Czech Republic 16-20 September 2015. For further information see the Preliminary Program. If you are interested in attending please contact the CCFG Administrator.