BRINGING WOODLANDS TO LIFE

Member events in early 2021

14 Jan 2021

Connect with other Small Woods members online in early January 2021 and join us for some of the most wide-ranging events we have organised to keep you in the know:

January 2021

January 21, 7-8pm: Heritage Crafts Workshop with Mary Lewis, the Endangered Crafts Officer for the Heritage Crafts Association

January 22, 11am-12pm: Red Squirrel Conservation, Kay Haw from the UK Squirrel Accord will cover subjects such population, monitoring and management for red squirrels across the UK.

February 2021

February 4, 11am-1pm: Why specify planting stock from Plant Healthy certified suppliers? Prioritising biosecurity when purchasing plants and trees. Small Woods has joined forces with the Forestry Climate Change Working Group, Plant Healthy and Grown in Britain to bring you an event with a range of speakers to explain and discuss why anyone purchasing plants and trees should specify that the nursery is ‘Plant Healthy’ - this will help reduce the risk of introducing and spreading pest and disease into the environment through increase in biosecurity.

February 18, 7-8pm: Firewood Group Scheme Workshop Firewood: the new regulations. Small firewood producer workshop.

February 26, 11am-3pm: Protecting our Oak Woodlands. Our oak woodlands host more species than any other native woodland. In partnership with Action Oak, we have invited a great range of speakers to discuss everything, from best practice management of oak woodlands, oak pests and disease, all the way through to why it is important as a timber product.    

February (TBC): PAW’s and Ancient Woodland Management.

To take part online, contact Sonia Roberts quoting the session you are interested in. These events are for Small Woods members only.

Courses
Charcoal kiln v2

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...

Events
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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!

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