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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.

Other Visits: Throughout the year a number of other visits will be taking place including visits to community woodlands, demonstrations, woodland businesses and more. Keep an eye on our Events Calendar below for more!

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. 

ELMS Workshop - Suffolk Claylands

: 20 Jan 2021 - 20 Jan 2021

: Online

Small Woods is running a Test & Trial Project to help shape Defra's future grant policy and identify ideas for additional support for small woodland owners and managers. Help shape Defra's New Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) by signing up to an upcoming Small Woods workshop.

14 January 2021: The Cotswolds region
20 January 2021: Suffolk Claylands
27 January 2021: South West Peak District & Churnet Valley

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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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Red Squirrel Conservation

: 22 Jan 2021 - 22 Jan 2021

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ELMS Workshop - South West Peak District & Churnet Valley

: 27 Jan 2021 - 27 Jan 2021

: Online

Small Woods is running a Test & Trial Project to help shape Defra's future grant policy and identify ideas for additional support for small woodland owners and managers. Help shape Defra's New Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) by signing up to an forthcoming Small Woods workshop.

14 January 2021: The Cotswolds region
20 January 2021: Suffolk Claylands
27 January 2021: South West Peak District & Churnet Valley

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Why specify planting stock from Plant Healthy certified suppliers? Prioritising biosecurity when purchasing plants and trees

: 04 Feb 2021 - 04 Feb 2021

: Online Webinar

The Small Woods Association have joined forces with the Forestry Climate Change Working Group, Plant Health Alliance, and Grown in Britain to bring you a plant health and biosecurity event. A range of speakers will discuss the importance of purchasing plants and trees from nurseries that are ‘Plant Healthy’ certified. The event aims to reduce the risk of introducing and spreading plant pests and diseases into the environment by improving plant biosecurity practices throughout the supply chain.

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Firewood: The New Regulations, Small Firewood Producer Workshop

: 18 Feb 2021 - 18 Feb 2021

: Online

If you are producing small volumes of firewood and are worried about the new regulations which come into force this spring then why not come along to this workshop. We will be discussing our plans to launch a small supplier group scheme for members and would like your feedback to help us design the scheme.

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Protecting our Oak Woodlands

: 26 Feb 2021 - 26 Feb 2021

: Online

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.

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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...

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ELMS Workshop - Suffolk Claylands

  • Online
  • 20 Jan 2021 - 20 Jan 2021
Small Woods is running a Test & Trial Project to help shape Defra's future grant policy and identify ideas for additional support for small woodland owners and managers. Help shape Defra's New Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) by signing up to an upcoming Small Woods workshop.

14 January 2021: The Cotswolds region
20 January 2021: Suffolk Claylands
27 January 2021: South West Peak District & Churnet Valley
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