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Geraint Richards - New WH Trustee

Geraint Richards

Geraint Richards grew up in the Chiltern Hills, very near to the Forestry Commission’s District Office. His love for woodlands and forests was inspired, surrounded as he was, by the famous Chiltern Beechwoods. In 1988 he went to study at university in Bangor, North Wales and after four years (which included a year-out with the Forestry Commission in Thetford) he graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Forestry. He immediately went to work in Kent and East Sussex for the Forestry Commission, but in 1995 applied for the job of Head Forester with the Duchy of Cornwall. (The interviews happened to take place whilst he was on honeymoon in Cornwall – which his wife will not let him forget!) In 1996 he started work with the Duchy and now has overall responsibility for the management of the Duchy’s woodlands, which extend from the Isles of Scilly to Herefordshire, and amount to some 4,500 acres (1,825 hectares). Early on, and before everyone else, he took the Duchy’s woods into FSC certification and adopted a continuous cover/close-to-nature approach to management. He has been involved with all sorts of organisations and initiatives to do with trees, woodlands and forests and more especially, issues close to His Royal Highness’ heart – such as high-quality silviculture, utilising and ‘adding-value’ to home-grown timber, and education/training. All of which is fully in line with the aims and objectives of Woodland Heritage.

“We are indeed fortunate to be able to call upon his expertise and experience, which has been most evident in his involvement with our ‘From Woodland to Workshop’ Courses, along with our other dedicated Tutors. Geraint is a valuable addition to our committed team and we are delighted to welcome him as a Trustee. Coming from a Welsh mother, Cornish father and supporting the Welsh boys in red in rugby, Geraint would not forgive me if I did not mention his Celtic loyalties too, which are reflected in the names of his five children.”

Peter Goodwin, Chairman of Trustees

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Journal 2015 is available to download

Journal 2015 is available to download

The 2015 edition of the Journal that Woodland Heritage publishes each year is available to download. Click here to download a copy (10.7 Mb PDF); Click here to visit the Journal Down...

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British Oak Conference

British Oak Conference

‘The British Oak Conference’ Sponsored by Woodland Heritage at The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, West Sussex on Friday 19th June 2015 The future of our nation...

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September 2015: Next 'Woodland to Workshop' Course

September 2015: Next 'Woodland to Worksh…

Next Course: Monday 21st - Wednesday 23rd September 2015.     Woodland Heritage is proud to announce the dates for our unique three-day training c...

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Woodland Heritage joins a Woodland Skills Seminar at Highgrove Estate

Woodland Heritage joins a Woodland Skill…

In February this year, Woodland Heritage joined other leading forestry organisations at Highgrove in the presence of our Patron HRH The Prince of Wales, to discuss the development and learning skills ...

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Woodland Heritage Short Film

Woodland Heritage Short Film

Woodland Heritage are proud to present a short film providing information regarding the chairity and in particular our Woodland to Workshop course. To view the film, click here...

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ADVANCE NOTICE: June 2015: Hereford & Worcestershire

ADVANCE NOTICE: June 2015: Hereford …

ADVANCE NOTICE: Proposed itinerary for our Woodland Heritage Field Weekend 2015   "Hereford & Worcestershire" Friday 19th June: Whitbourne Estate, near Bromyard ...

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Our iconic tree, the Oak, under real & present danger

Our iconic tree, the Oak, under real & pr…

We urgently need funds to research and combat ACUTE OAK DECLINE (AOD). Also, please do use your networks to spread the word. Click here to download our appeal in pdf along with ...

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Acute Oak Decline Publication

Acute Oak Decline Publication

Our 2015 report on Acute Oak Decline (AOD) research is now available to download. Click here to download a copy (2 Mb PDF); ...

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