BRINGING WOODLANDS TO LIFE

Member events in early 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
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Knife Making

  • The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR
  • 06 Mar 2021 - 06 Mar 2021
Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. more...

Events
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Heritage Crafts Workshop

  • 21 Jan 2021 - 21 Jan 2021
Founded in 2009, the Heritage Crafts Association is the advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts. Working in partnership with Government and key agencies, it provides a focus for craftspeople, groups, societies and guilds, as well as individuals who care about the loss of traditional crafts skills, and works towards a healthy and sustainable framework for the future.
Coppice and woodland crafts are perhaps the perfect example of a ‘heritage’ craft, they are quite literally rooted within the landscape, biodiversity and culture of the UK. They are inherently sustainable, renewable, beautiful and important.
If you are a craftworker why not come along to this workshop and find out more about endangered woodland and coppice crafts - you may be on the list!
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