Monday, 25 November 2013

Deer Management Courses

Plumpton College and The Deer Initiative will deliver a series of one day courses on deer management in December and February.

Each course will look at different aspects of deer management covering deer awareness, population dynamics and cull, deer impact assessment, landowner and deer stalker agreements, landscape scale management, risks and liabilities and deer economics.

The course dates are as follows:

  • Day 1: 17th December 2013
  • Day 2: 25th February 2014
  • Day 3: 26th February 2014
  • Day 4: 27th February 2014

The cost per say is £55.00 (RDPE) or £158.50 (full cost).

For more details contact Plumpton College at Flimwell (01580 879 547

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Forestry Commission - Surplus equipment for sale Nov 2013

The November 2013 Forestry Commission tender sale catalogue is now available.

The lots range from forwards and harvesters, to four-wheel-drive vehicles and chain saws.  There is also a selection of wood working machinery and workshop tools and equipment.

Bids for items must be received in writing by 11.00 am on the 28th November 2013.

The web page for the sale can be found here.  The catalogue for the sale can be found here.  For further information on sale items contact Tommy Groat on 01786 220250 or 07968 106613 (email

Friday, 1 November 2013

Forestry & Woodfuel - Market Update - FREE evening seminar

The Kent Downs Woodfuel Pathfinder, in partnership with the Forestry Commission and the Deer Initiative, will present an update on the forestry and woodfuel sectors in Kent on November 20th.

This free event will focus on the changes taking place in the forestry sector and provide insights into future opportunities.  

In particular the event will look at how improving markets for chip wood, in part stimulated by a new biomass power station in East Kent, may require  enhanced mechanisation and collaboration among forestry businesses.

The event will take place at the Grasshopper Inn at Moorhouse on the A25 near Westerham.  The event will open at 6:30 pm and will include a free buffet.

More details can be found below.

To book your free tickets please click here.

This event is funded by the EU ERDF Interreg IVa Channel project ADAFOR.