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Coppicing and woodland management workshops across the UK. The traditional woodland management skill of coppicing involves cutting trees back so that new shoots grow from the stump. Coppicing has been done since pre-history and the poles produced are often used in hurdle making, thatching and charcoal making. Coppicing can be practiced on hazel, ash, oak, chestnut, hornbeam, willow, and beech trees and woodlands. Learn how to coppice your trees to harvest young shoots, suckers or larger poles, as well as boost wildlife and vegetation by increasing light.
Beginners guide to British trees
Bronze AWARD
Beginners guide to British trees
North Yorkshire - Next course on 1st October 2019
£25
We are fortunate at Hawkmoth Wood in having 27 native tree species so plenty of opportunity to get up close and personal with the many of our common native and forestry trees. We'll walk the wood looking at how to identify them from the leaves, bark and situation. We'll learn about their uses, history in the UK, their timber and culinary uses, their place in mythology and medicine, and their susceptibility to increasing risk from imported diseases which may change our landscape for a very long time. We saw this...
A day in the life of a woodsman
A day in the life of a woodsman
Devon - Next course on 6th October 2019
£60
The day in the life of a woodsman experience day runs once a month and is aimed at people with little or no knowledge or experience of native British woodland management, but those who are more adept in this task are more than welcome along. We will begin the day by meeting at 9am-ish at the parking area to begin as soon as possible. We will take a stroll to the work area and have a cup of something hot and go through the legal things while I explain the...
Introduction to coppicing workshop
Introduction to coppicing workshop
Oxfordshire - Next course on 26th October 2019
£80
This practical day is with our expert ranger in our woods and see first hand the benefits of this traditional rural craft. Learn about the history of coppicing, tool selection and safe use, cutting stools, basic processing of wood for products and wildlife benefits.
Tool sharpening - billhooks & axes
Tool sharpening - billhooks & axes
Shropshire - Next course on 29th September 2019
£80
Billhooks and axes are used because they are still the most effective tool for felling and timber reduction and conversion for some woodland activities such as coppice management. It is surprising how many blunt billhooks and axes are been used and the lack of awareness of how a sharp tool should look like and how much easier and safer work is when using a sharp tool. The course is suitable for all who use billhooks and axes routinely and a must do course for volunteer and project leaders taking groups...
Tool sharpening - crosscut saws
Tool sharpening - crosscut saws
Shropshire - Next course on 28th September 2019
£80
Learn how to sharpen and maintain a 2 person cross cut and felling saw. The iconic forestry tool is still a very relevant and useful tool. Like any tool the 2 person saw is safer and works more efficiently when sharp and it is important to pass on the important skills of sharpening. The saws are surprisingly effective when sharp, and when used correctly, have become more popular in recent years especially for woodland projects and when working with volunteers and young people. You will learn: Identify different saws and...
Introduction to woodland coppicing
Platinum AWARD
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Introduction to woodland coppicing
Yorkshire - Next course on 3rd November 2019
£85
Aims This one day coppicing course is designed to introduce students to the specific skills and techniques covering basic theory, providing hands-on practical experience and a tree identification session. The course begins with an introduction and basic health and safety followed by a walk through the woods looking at various compartments that have been coppiced over the years and the benefits of coppicing and the types of native deciduous woodland trees. Aspects covered on the course include planning the work area, looking at various devices, building work breaks and coppice...
Woodland hand felling one day course
Platinum AWARD
Woodland hand felling one day course
Yorkshire - Next course on 14th November 2019
£85
Intro to woodland hand felling Learn how to fell small trees by hand and how to process them ready for use as firewood, craft material and brash. We will use traditional woodland tools such as a bowsaw, axe, felling lever and rope to fell the trees and a billhook, pruning saw and loppers to process the wood. Trees need to be felled to keep the woodland in a healthy state and to allow other trees to grow to their full capacity. It also allows light onto the woodland floor, creating...
Managing groups in woodlands
Managing groups in woodlands
Gloucestershire - Next course on 12th October 2019
£120
The course is designed for woodland owners, managers and wildlife officers- who are considering working with volunteers and referral groups to run work parties and Social Forestry activities within woodlands. The course will provide guidance on: - Identify task focused woodland activities - Managing group dynamics - Leadership skills, motivating and managing conflict - Understanding the woodland needs. - Identifying skills and strengths - Identifying and managing risks - Matching woodland activities with different groups Course participants will have greater confidence to lead and manage group activities. The course will...
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Woodland landscape history
Gloucestershire - Next course on 11th October 2019
£120
Great opportunity for new woodland owners and managers to learn the broad concepts of woodland history and how it has influenced the shape of today’s landscape. Participants will learn how to read ‘the landscape’, to identify features within woodlands to interpret former use and activities. A wide range of topics will be covered to explain existing features, hidden gems and the type and management of woodlands we see today. The day will be spent at May Hill wood which has a wealth of history and full of interest to discover....
Wonderful world of trees
Wonderful world of trees
Shropshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£140
This course investigates the structure and mechanisms of trees and how they interact within the woodland environment. The course and information is delivered in a format that is accessible to a wide audience with plenty of visual and practical examples to support the theory. You will learn: - The benefits and importance of trees - Tree seed structure and germination - Tree growth, development and structure, how trees function - Flower structure, roots and leaves and autumn colour - Tree maturity, crown recession and death. Features of ancient trees -...

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