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Short Training Courses
(10 day consecutive maximum) Many of the providers have further details on the Centres and Providers pages.
For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.
Countryside Management Techniques
Typical courses include: Sustainable Woodland Management, Coastal Dune Management, Ponds for Wildlife, Managing for Biodiversity.
02/03/2019 Practical Woodland Management 2 Days
Learn how to fell small trees safely using hand tools and find suitable uses for the timber.
15/03/2019 Digital Forest Management using MyForest 1 Day
Room LR1, Shuttleworth College, Shuttleworth Business Centre, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade SG18 9DX, Royal Forestry Society. Contact: https://c-js.info/2VYo1tG
The course takes participants through the process of undertaking woodland to the production of management plans that can be approved by the FC. Learn to create a myForest account, map a woodland area, add attribute data and generate a management plan and associated maps.
16/03/2019 Timber measuring 2 Days
Designed for woodland owners, managers, agents and contractor's ability to calculate accurately timber volumes in standing trees, woodland compartments and road side stacks. Including: measurement conventions, useful equipment, calculate the height and volume of a standing tree, stratification and sampling principles, yield class, Tariff and abbreviated tariff measurements, stack measurements
04/04/2019 Deer Awareness - An introduction to Deer Management 1 Day
06/04/2019 Introduction to Small Woodland management 2 Days
In line with Forestry Commission guidelines the course will give you the background knowledge to manage a woodland sustainably. Including: Assessing the resource, Protecting the resource, Managing the resource, Producing timber, Keeping it legal, Thinking about the future. The course is classroom based with visits to different local woodlands.
12/04/2019 Tree Health - pests & diseases 1 Day
Hockeridge & Pancake Woods and The Old School, Ashley Green, Bucks, Royal Forestry Society. Contact: https://c-js.info/2QT0pTu
This course is designed to provide delegates with the skills and understanding to identify the common tree pests and diseases in the UK and to provide options and discussion on ways we can mitigate damage against them.
15/04/2019 Woodland Management 2 Days
Classroom and outdoor session looking at tree identification, type & growth characteristics with a view to planning & managing a woodland..
24/04/2019 Ancient Woodland Indicators 1 Day
South West England, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 email@example.com events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/24042019000000AncientWoodlandIndicators.aspx
This one-day course focuses on ancient woodland indicators. This includes indicator plant species and a range of other features that can be used to establish whether a woodland is ancient or secondary. It will also outline threats to and the management of ancient woodlands.
10/05/2019 Grading and measuring timber 1 Day
Whitney Sawmill, Old Station Yard, Hereford HR3 6EZ, Royal Forestry Society. Contact: https://c-js.info/2W1oRWC
An introduction to timber quality and grading. The course covers the basics of wood anatomy and the growth of high quality timber trees.Special features, such as ripple grain in sycamore, will be explained, as well as the various defects and types of decay that can influence wood quality.
15/05/2019 How to select and manage Deer Stalkers 1 Day
This course is designed to equip woodland owners to take control of deer management within their woods. Run in collaboration with The Deer Initiative and taught be experts in the field.
17/05/2019 Sustainable woodland management OCN Level 3 3 Days
A course designed for woodland owners and managers who want to manage their woodlands to balance wildlife, economic and social benefits. Theory and definition of sustainability, Woodland types and structure, Practical woodland management, adding value with Woodland crafts and products, Woodland Biodiversity, undertaking the benefit of woodlands on human wellbeing.
12/06/2019 Essential guide to caring for your wood 1 Day
St Mary's Hall, 8 High Street, Overton, Hampshire RG25 3HA, Royal Forestry Society. Contact: https://c-js.info/2VZcwSw
An excellent introduction for those who new to woodland ownership or interested in the practical aspects of caring for a woodland. The course will cover some of the key concepts of forestry and conservation and includes a guided tour of the tutor’s own plantation in the afternoon.
12/06/2019 Deer on Surrey Wildlife Sites 1 Day
Nower Wood, Mill Way, leatherhead KT22 8QA, Surrey Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01372379523 firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn about the deer currently living on the various Surrey Wildlife Trust sites and how we are managing them.
27/06/2019 Introduction to soil identification for foresters 1 Day
Main conference room, Alice Holt Research Station, Forest Research, Alice Holt Lodge, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4LH, Royal Forestry Society. Contact: https://c-js.info/2QRANWR
Understand the importance of soil recognition in forest management; how to use published geological and soil information to help in soil type identification; how to approach soil investigation in the forest or field and understand the principles behind the FC’s Ecological Site Classification (ESC) System.
28/06/2019 Improving Meadows and Grasslands 1 Day
Find out how to create a wildflower meadow or restore your species-rich grassland using local seed and low-impact techniques.
13/09/2019 Measuring trees & woods (mensuration) 1 Day
Askham Village Hall, Askham and Lowther Estate nr Penrith, Cumbria, Royal Forestry Society. Contact: https://c-js.info/2QT7EL1
Learn to undertake basic woodland measurements for guiding future management activities. Understand the principles and how they can be applied via theory and practical outdoor sessions taking measurements on standing trees. Covers key tree measurement and surveying techniques used to assess many aspects of a woodland including regeneration and growth.
17/09/2019 Grazing Animals for Habitat Management 2 Days
Learn about the benefits, challenges and management techniques of using animals to improve a variety of wildlife habitats across Dorset.
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