In 2013 there will be a choice of one day and two day courses. The two day course incorporates additional site visits in irregular coniferous and broadleaved stands and looks at the silviculture of transformation in more detail. Both courses include consideration of harvesting and marketing in irregular stands.
THE NEXT TWO DAY COURSE WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 18th & THURSDAY 19th SEPTEMBER 2013
THE NEXT ONE DAY COURSE WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 9th OCTOBER 2013
COURSES IN CONTINUOUS COVER FOREST MANAGEMENT
IRREGULAR SILVICULTURE IN THE LOWLANDS: TRANSFORMATION IN PRACTICE
Marking is a difficult skill to learn, particularly within an unfamiliar discipline such as Irregular Silviculture. These Courses provide an in-depth introduction to the theory and practical application of irregular silviculture in coniferous and broadleaved stands with the emphasis on lowland forests.
The Courses incorporate a marking exercise in which the trainees, in groups of two, undertake the marking decision process for themselves within a 1 ha stand under transformation and interact with two experienced practitioners.
On the completion of the marking exercise, the trees selected for removal by each group are inputted into a spreadsheet which provides a detailed summary of the silvicultural and economic consequences of the each marking. These data can be compared between the groups and with the marking of the local manager.
The Courses are held on the Stourhead (Western) Estate, Stourton, near Mere, on the Wiltshire/Dorset border. The Courses are designed for 12 trainees and will be led by Andy Poore and David Pengelly, both leading exponents of Continuous Cover Forest Management.
THE COST OF THE ONE DAY COURSE IS £90 PER PERSON (£75 + VAT).
THE COST OF THE TWO DAY COURSE IS £180 PER PERSON (£150 + VAT).
Course Booking will be undertaken by Victoria Hughes, Silvanus Trust, Unit 4, Winstone Beacon, Trematon, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 4RU. Telephone : 01752 846 400. Email :
These funded courses are available to people working in private sector forestry and farming and living in England. Please contact Victoria Hughes for details.
In addition, Woodland Heritage will be offering bursaries on a case by case basis. Please contact Belinda Moore of Woodland Heritage on 01428 652159.
A copy of the flyer can be downloaded here (619Kb PDF) and for further information visit www.selectfor.com.
This project is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part funded (or financed) by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development; Europe investing in rural areas.