BRINGING WOODLANDS TO LIFE

What we do

Discover local woodland projects, learn woodland skills, find support to manage your own small woodland, and improve your health and wellbeing outdoors - with Small Woods. 

  • Training and Events - for woodland managers, enthusiasts and apprentices
  • Advice and Information - sustainable woodland management, woodland economy, woodland wildlife, and social forestry
  • Woodland Projects - promoting woodland management, coppice restoration, social forestry, biodiversity, health & wellbeing in woodlands, and community woodland support
  • Sustainable Woodland Management - promoting and support the sustainable management of small woodlands for the benefit of wildlife and people
  • Social Forestry - opening opportunities to improve health and wellbeing through woodland activities
  • Small Woods Member scheme - offering woodland management support and advice, a quarterly Small Woods magazine, discounts of courses and events and more. 
  • Woodland Research - to improve the understanding, awareness and sustainability of small woodlands now and for future generations

Small Woods work across the UK delivering woodland activities in England, Wales and Scotland.

Courses
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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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