CCFG Events Programme
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. See the archive page for event details from previous years.
CCFG / BES Seminar - Biodiversity effects of "irregular" silviculture in
native woodland, Dorset / Wiltshire border
5th & 6th April 2017
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. See the flyer for full details.
Courses in Continuous Cover Forest Management delivered by SelectFor
Stourhead (Western) Estate, Stourton, near Mere and the Rushmore Estate on the Wiltshire/Dorset border
Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd May 2017
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 email@example.com.
ProSilva Europe Annual General Meeting 2017
Hosted in Sibiu, Romania
27th June - 1st July, 2017
The 2017 Pro Silva Annual Meeting will be held in Romania.
CCFG are being represented by two CCFG members.
CCFG Foreign Study Tour to Denmark
4-7th September 2017
Continuous Cover Forestry Course, Llanfwrog, nr RuthinTuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th September 2017
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 broadleaved woodland.
See the flyer for further details and the booking form. Deadline for bookings is 3rd July 2017.
CCFG Scotland Field VisitThursday 28th September 2017
delivered by Jens Haufe, will give a general introduction to the
principles of CCF and will cover underlying ecological principles,
thinning, stand stability and transformation methods. There are
two places on this course specifically reserved for CCFG members and
these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so register
today to avoid disappointment. Cost £275.
CCFG Wales Field Visit
We will be visiting the Eildon Estate and
the Bowhill Estate at Melrose and Selkirk respectively. We will be looking at
the difficulty in regenerating mixed stands in moisture and nutrient rich
sites. More details available in due course.
Thursday 5th October 2017
return to North Wales is planned after two years of visits in the
South. Coed Llandegla is a privately owned forest in the hills west of
Wrexham. Like Bryn Arau Duon, the location of last year's visit,
it is a spruce dominated upland forest. Management drivers are
different though, including heavy recreational use and black grouse
conservation. For purists, the silvicultural methods adopted might not
be considered CCF, but are they a pragmatic approach to achieveing a
degree of irregularity in an upland spruce forest managed for multiple
benefits? More details available in due course.
Funding to Attend CCFG Events
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