AGM and Skills Share 2021

This year we will be focussing on biodiversity and the condition of our woodlands. Including the management and diversity of woodland ground flora, the benefits of assessing the condition of our woodlands and how to increase their resilience when faced with climate change and pests and disease.

 Our keynote speaker this year is Keith Kirby.

 Keith has had a long and impressive career helping to increase our knowledge and understanding of long-term woodland change, playing a key role in the advancement of our knowledge and understanding of ecology, forestry and woodland management, as well as influencing forestry policy. His particular interest in woodland ground flora, has culminated in his book ‘Woodland Flowers’. 

 In the afternoon we will be holding a range of workshops and demonstrations. The workshops will focus on health and well being, the future oak project, and managing close to nature. We will also be including a heritage craft demonstration live from the Green Wood Centre!

 If you would like more information or would be happy to host a woodland walk please contact Amanda on [email protected]

 If you would like to book a place please download the application form here and email a completed copy to Sonia and [email protected]

 If you are unable to attend and wish to complete a proxy voting form please download this here and complete and return to Sonia at the email address above.

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Charcoal Making (Ring Kiln & Retort)

  • Westonbirt Arboretum
  • 28 Aug 2021 - 29 Aug 2021
This is a great opportunity to learn and compare the two key charcoal and Bio-char making techniques using a ring kiln and retort methods. more...

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Small Woods Association AGM and Skills Share 2021

  • 2nd October Online 10am to 4:30pm, 3rd October Live Walks
  • 02 Oct 2021 - 03 Oct 2021
Following the success of last year, we are once more holding our AGM and Skills Share online. Providing easy access to an exciting range of talks, workshops and demonstrations. Including, new for this year - we are inviting members to host Sunday morning woodland walks across the country for you to book into and attend!