Small Woods offer an array of events throughout the year for both members and non-members. These range from online talks, workshops and seminars to visits to members woodlands, and meet and greets at shows across the UK. A full range of upcoming events can be found in the course calendar below with categories as follows:
Online Events: We aim to bring you a range of online talks, workshops and seminars. We cover plant health (pests and disease) in some format on a monthly basis and also run some of our talks as a series. Our current series is being given in partnership with the Squirrel Accord. The final two talks are being given by Kay Haw on Red Squirrel Conservation and Grey Squirrel damage.
Members Woodlands: These events are where both members are given the opportunity to visit other members woodlands and often discuss management techniques, sharing advice and getting a taste for what other members are up to!
Meet and Greets: This is the opportunity for us to meet you and for you to find out more about what Small Woods is up to at shows all across the UK.
WoodsMeet: Being a new type of event, WoodsMeet’s are the opportunity for members and us here at Small Woods to meet one another and exchange views and input to the wider work being done by the association on members behalf.
Summer and Autumn Talks and Walks!
Our tree talks have been popular and we aim to continue into late summer through to autumn focussing our attention on juniper, birch and crab apple. We are also going to start looking at non timber forest products starting with a great talk from Llais y Goedwig who are coming along to talk about their work on wild woodland products in September. Following this in October and November we will look at woodland management for non timber products, foraging and best practise, and marketing.
Through the autumn we hope to have a few 'live' woodland walks as well as more online walks in member woodlands.
Events in November and December will include charcoal and biochar production, a seminar on natural colonisation in partnership with the Forestry Climate Change Working Group, and an Oak conference in partnership with Action Oak.
You can book a place for our events below, if it is an online event we will email you the day before with a zoom link. For more information please email Sonia at [email protected] or 01952 432769.
Between the Trees - Wild Woodland Products as a resource
: 30 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021
: Online 11am -12pm
Maria Wilding from Llais Y Goedwig and Lucy, Jenny, and Brian from the Dewis Gwyllt (Choose Wild) project are coming along to talk to us about their non-wood forest product project.
Small Woods Association AGM and Skills Share 2021
: 02 Oct 2021 - 03 Oct 2021
: 2nd October Online 10am to 4:30pm, 3rd October Live Walks
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!