Linking Tree Growers with Wood Users
Our Woodland to Workshop courses link ‘tree growers with wood users’, broaden horizons and raise awareness by educating participants from the forest through to the workshop and beyond. This ground-breaking course is supported by knowledgeable practitioners and eminent speakers from the timber industry. Based in the woodland, timber yard, sawmill and joinery workshop for two days, with a third spent at the Duchy of Cornwall’s woodlands nearby.
These innovative courses often have a waiting list to attend as numbers are restricted to enable a ‘hands on’ and highly interactive approach, ensuring a learning opportunity of enduring quality that has been enjoyed by over 250 participants over the last decade.
Participants are drawn from all parts of the timber supply chain, but applications from users (e.g. makers and architects) are less common so always welcomed.
OTHER KEY FACTS
LOCATION: Each course is run from Whitney Sawmills, near Hay-on-Wye in Herefordshire with one day spent in nearby woodlands in the same county.
DATES: The course is run twice a year, usually in early-May and late-September – click here for latest dates
COST: £650 per person. There is a bursary scheme offered by Wood-Mizer UK offering support of up to £500 for one participant in each course with other grants of up to £500 available from time-to-time. All participants are expected to contribute at least £150 towards the cost of the course.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED: Accommodation or return transport from your home.
Applications are welcomed year-round. The course is normally run for a maximum of twelve people, selected in advance to have as diverse a group as possible.
Woodland Heritage aims to confirm each group six weeks in advance of a course being run.