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EVENTS

Continuous Cover Forestry Group National Conference

Continuous Cover Forestry Group National Conference: "Delivering sustainable and resilient woodlands in Britain"    Showcasing the science, ecology and practice of Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) in Britain.   Click here... Read more

WH 13 Mar 2014

COURSES

2014 Continuous Cover Forestry Management Courses

2014 Continuous Cover Forestry Management Courses

In 2014 there will be two day courses. The two day course incorporates site visits in irregular coniferous and broadleaved stands and looks at the silviculture of transformation... Read more

WH 23 Oct 2013

W2W COURSES

May 2014: Next 'Woodland to Workshop' Course

May 2014: Next 'Woodland to Workshop' Course

Next Course: Tuesday 6th - Thursday 8th May 2014.     Woodland Heritage is proud to announce the dates for our unique three-day training courses in 2014. An innovative course linking ‘tree growers with... Read more

WH 09 Oct 2013

NEWS

Cradle of Forestry in the United States by Ted Wilson

Cradle of Forestry in the United States by Ted Wilson

Ted Wilson has put together a photo-essay to accompany his article in the Woodland Heritage 2014 Journal. Click here to download it (4.6 Mb PDF) or view... Read more

WH 04 Apr 2014

Journal 2014 is available to download

Journal 2014 is available to download

This 2014 issue is a 'Special Anniversary Edition' celebrating 20 years. 88 pages of topical articles about forestry, woodworking. research and education. Click here to download a copy (5.5... Read more

WH 02 Apr 2014

Woodland Heritage are pleased to support Grown in Britain

Woodland Heritage are pleased to support Grown in Britain

Woodland Heritage are pleased to support Grown in Britain   Grown in Britain is a movement that aims to: 1. Create a new and stronger market 'pull' for... Read more

WH 19 Mar 2013

Britain's native Oak is currently under threat

Britain's native Oak is currently under threat

"What if Britain's most iconic and important broadleaf tree, the native Oak was to be reduced to a shadow of its current level? Surely... Read more

Sandra Denman 28 Apr 2010

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Geraint Richards - New WH Trustee

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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