Archive for January, 2010

Future of wildlife in British woodlands conference | 29th Jan, 2010

On the 25th March 2010, Butterfly conservation are holding a conference on the future of British Wildlife, in Reading. With speakers like George  Peterken, it is bound to be good! I will be there, hope some of you will make it too.

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Hedgelaying by Bruce | 27th Jan, 2010

Hedgelaying was the traditional way of managing hedges and was carried out on a rotation of about 8 to 20 years depending on the style of the hedge and owner’s time and needs. Hedges were laid for 2 main reasons, stockproofing and firewood. If stockproofing was important then hedges were laid frequently, perhaps every 8 years. Hedges planted on banks as they were in many parts of Western Britain were harvested for fuelwood perhaps every 20 years.

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Trees for Health, by Liz | 25th Jan, 2010

Trees for Health runs activities for the local community including tree planting, seed collecting, tree nursery work, wild food & tree medicines and green woodworking in appropriate seasons. Our works aims to promote trees and woodland as sources of food, herbs, fuel and wood products as well as places for renewal.


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West Sussex woodfuel event | 23rd Jan, 2010

On the 24th February, West Sussex County Council and the Sustainable Business Partnership are holding a workshop on issues about woodfuel.

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Training courses at WoodNet, Flimwell, by Ruth | 21st Jan, 2010

Plumpton College at Flimwell, in partnership with Woodnet, runs a broad range of one day courses designed for woodland managers and those wanting to learn woodland crafts.

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South East Woodland News, Jan 2010 | 19th Jan, 2010

The South East Woodland Newsletter has a wealth of information, this time specifically on grants for woodland planning and tracks.  Worth a read for everyone!

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North and West Kent orchards for everyone – by Mark | 17th Jan, 2010

We at MVCP (Medway Valley) are leading a North, West and Mid Kent orchards related project in the boroughs of Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Ashford, Canterbury, Sevenoaks, Swale and Maidstone.  The aim is to submit a funding application (HLF likely) to fund a community orchards project. Allied to this is an on-line questionnaire to gain local knowledge from local parishes and groups.

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Dormice great nut hunt update and competition | 14th Jan, 2010

The PTES has sent us an update about the great nut hunt, and details of last years competition winner, as well as more about the next one! Closing date is 15th May.

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Rural Craft Training with Alan Sage | 13th Jan, 2010

Alan Sage,  in Kent, has a new brochure out for 2010.  All kinds of courses from basket weaving to woodland management. Well worth it!

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RFS meeting on tree diseases – 21st April | 11th Jan, 2010

Tickets are selling fast for a one-day conference on Tree Diseases being held jointly by the Royal Forestry Society, the Royal Agricultural Society of England and the Forestry Commission.

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SWOG January 2010 newsletter | 04th Jan, 2010

It’s January and it is cold! Here is some reading for you to enjoy indoors in the warm!

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