Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Small Woods Association - Skill Sharing weekend 12-14th September 2014

The Small Woods Association has just released details on its 2014 skill sharing weekend.

The event will take place at the Woodland Enterprise Centre at Flimwell in East Sussex from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September.

The event will include:

  • Two keynote speakers
    • Alison Field (Forestry Commission Regional Director for the South East) who will talk on the future for woodlands in the region, the impact of tree diseases and the changes in grants.
    • Tim Rowland (Future Trees Trust) will talk about their work in improving the planting stock of broadleaved trees so as to enhance the social, economic and environmental benefits that they offer.
  • Lectures and workshops on selling timber, woodland management problems, tool sharpening and a range of greenwood and coppice crafts
  • A session on woodland first aid
  • A tour of the managed woodlands at Flimwell
  • Foresters Question Time
  • Lunch on the Saturday, with a barbeque and social in the evening
  • A quiz and film show on arrival on the Friday.
  • Camping space is available free of charge, or we can advise on accommodation locally.
  • And last (but not least!) the Small Woods Association AGM.

The cost for the weekend will be £42 for Members, and £48 for members guests.  For more details and to book please visit the SWA website.

Members are welcome to attend for the AGM business ONLY free of charge - please contact

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