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Sustainable Woodland Management OCN L3

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: 30 Apr 2021 - 01 May 2021

: The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR

£240

Fully booked

A course designed for woodland owners and managers who want to manage their woodlands to balance wildlife, economic and social benefits. 

You will learn: 

  • Understanding the true meaning of sustainability 
  • Woodland types and structure 
  • Practical woodland management 
  • Woodland crafts and products 
  • Woodland Biodiversity 
  • Social Forestry 

This course covers both practical and theoretical aspects of managing a small wood and will lead to accreditation at Level 3 with the Open College Network. 

The course begins with an overview of the importance of sustainability in woodland management and introduces techniques to identify different types of woodland, assess and monitor wildlife and help promote biodiversity. 

Learn how to process timber, including calculating timber sizes and volumes as well as using appropriate extraction, stacking, bundling, seasoning, cutting, splitting and conversion methods. 

Financial aspects examined include assessing the value of woodlands and adding to this through woodland crafts and products. Specifically, we look at cleaving, weaving and turning, as well as charcoal, woodfuel and timber production. 

The course also provides an overview of legal issues involved in woodland management, including woodland and wildlife protection laws, insurance, felling licences and management contracts. 

Finally, we look at the value of local community support and the importance of community access and involvement in woodlands, focusing on woodland activities, links with local culture and methods of raising awareness and involvement. The health and safety implications of this are also covered, including guidelines on undertaking risk assessments. 

The course tutor will be Martin Hales. 

Fully booked

Covid-19 and Courses

 

The Green Wood Centre has worked tirelessly to ensure that staff & visitors are entering a COVID safe environment. SWA have a duty of care to participants, staff, trainees, volunteers, etc. We ask that all tutors and participants respect the measures stated regardless of their personal views, there will be an induction by your course tutor on arrival.

In the event that a course has to be cancelled due to Covid-19, a full refund will be provided and we will suggest keeping an eye on the website and re-booking once the course has become available again.

Our experience:

 

Small Woods use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors. We have more than 20 years’ experience of delivering courses and training and a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism.

Small Woods courses are suitable for all levels of experience and ability and we keep course numbers low. The physical nature and/or woodland location of some courses may make them difficult for people with mobility problems. We do, however, have many years’ experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.