BRINGING WOODLANDS TO LIFE
What we do » Projects

Small Woods deliver a wide range of woodland projects across the UK:

  • We champion sustainable woodland management
  • We teach practical woodland skills
  • We promote the benefits and produce of small woodlands
  • We help people connect with their local woodland

 

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Build a Bench

Build a Bench (BBO) is a fully funded, 12-week programme aimed at people who are not currently in any kind of paid work and who live in Telford and Wrekin, and Shropshire. It provides a unique opportunity to take part in weekly green wood craft sessions combined with supportive action planning sessions at the Green Wood Centre in Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge.

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Coed Lleol / Small Woods Wales

Small Woods run woodland projects across Wales under the name Coed Lleol / Small Woods. To find out more visit: www.coedleol.co.uk

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ELM Test & Trial

The Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme will be the post-Brexit grant in England that replaces the Countryside Stewardship scheme. This study is part of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Tests and Trials programme. During the trial period, funded by Defra until the end of 2021, Small Woods will investigate ways to bring more small woods back into management and what will enable more small woods to benefit from the ELM grant scheme.

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Lost Woods

Lost Woods of the Low Weald and Downs is an exciting partnership project that aims to bring back to life forgotten areas of ancient woodland in Sussex. Partner organisations will work with landowners and local communities to rescue these woods, boosting biodiversity, creating a more resilient network of trees and a haven for wildlife.

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Telford Woods

Telford Woods is social enterprise in England formed in partnership with Telford and Wrekin Council and Small Woods. It engages the community in the sustainable management of local woodlands, the use of local forestry products, and development of woodland spaces for education and improved physical health and wellbeing.

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Woodland Biodiversity Project

Small Woods is working in partnership with Severn Trent on an exciting project to improve woodlands for wildlife and nature. We are embarking on a programme of biodiversity improvements which will restore coppice, bring woodlands back into management and create new woodland habitats in the Severn Trent area.

The Woodland Biodiversity Project will bring 1000 hectares of woodland enhancements over a five-year period through an active engagement process with woodland owners, community trusts and other stakeholders. www.smallwoods.org.uk/en/what-we-do/projects/woodland-biodiversity-project/

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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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