CCFG Events Programme

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Field meetings are open to both members and non-members, and students who are interested in managing woodlands sustainably are strongly encouraged to attend (at no charge).

Full details and downloadable fliers for each event will be posted on the website as arrangements are firmed up. Members also receive occasional e-mail bulletins to keep them up to date with arrangements.   To book a place on any of our events or for further information please email  See the archive page for event details from previous years.

2018 Events

Courses in Continuous Cover Forest Management delivered by SelectFor

Stourhead (Western) Estate, Stourton, near Mere and the Rushmore Estate on the Wiltshire/Dorset border

18 & 19th  April 2018

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 or contact David Pengelly at


England Field Visit to Forestry Commission's Yorkshire Forest District

22nd May 2018 (provisional)

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 Newsletter 17 July 2000, pages 8-12. More information will be available in due course. You can register your early interest in this event to and when the flyer is available this will then be automatically sent to you.

Funding to Attend CCFG Events

Woodland Heritage is a leading forestry charity. They are strong supporters of CCFG and offer bursaries to members of our group who wish to attend events both at home and overseas. Students and young foresters, in particular, are encouraged to apply for support, but there are no age or other limitations. Each application is judged on its own merit. Preference is given to those engaged in forestry and interested in the production of high quality timber. Woodland Heritage generally requests that recipients produce a report for the Woodland Heritage Journal and/or the CCFG Newsletter.

For more information and contact details: Woodland Heritage Website