CCFG will be hosting their first in a series of Webinars on 22nd April 2021 4pm – 5pm to promote the use of Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF).
This online event was hosted by CCFG featuring Adam Thorogood who delivered a 30 minute presentation around the subject matter. This was followed by a question and answer session for participants.
Adam works for Coed Cadw (The Woodland Trust Wales) as a Woodland Outreach Advisor. His core work is to collaborate with woodland owners in order to bring Planted Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS) into management. Where possible this involves transformation to an irregular forest structure and he has found that the objectives of restoration often work in parallel with those of transformation. He is part of the team managing Allt Boeth in the Rheidol valley, where CCF is being used to gradually restore a 22 hectare PAWS to native broadleaves.
Before working for Coed Cadw, Adam worked for Llais y Goedwig on the StarTree EU-funded research project, looking at silviculture and supply chains for non-timber forest products in Wales, he also worked as a forestry contractor on a number of sites in the Dyfi Valley, Wales, carrying out thinning operations in PAWS and ASNW. He holds an Masters in Forestry from Bangor University and owns a 12 hectare PAWS, Coed Esgair Las, with 6 other partners, where the principles of CCF underpin the management approach.