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Wilderness First Aid Courses | 22nd Aug, 2014

Andy Sullivan from ELST as been in touch with dates for this years two day wilderness first aid courses.  I refreshed my first aid skills on this course last summer and actually needed to use them in a real life emergency the very week after.  So you never know when you are going to need it and  it is something you really need to do if you spend anytime in remote or difficult to get to locations.  Even if you don’t, everyone should have these basic skills.  You can  read my report in the July 16 news letter.

Vist their  website at www.elst.co.uk for  more information. SWOG members will get a 20% discount, put in the code SWOG999  when you book online or mention SWOG when you contact them.

More details of the courses and  testimonials can be found here:- http://www.elst.co.uk/wilderness-first-aid-courses/

9th & 10th February 2017

23rd & 24th March 2017

20th & 21st April 2017

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13th & 14th Juley 2017

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21st & 22nd September 2017

23rd & 24th September 2017

12th & 13th October 2017

14th & 15th October 2017

16th & 17th November 2017

18th & 19th November 2017

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Wilderness First Aid – 1st & 2nd Sept 2012 | 20th Jul, 2012

Andy Sullivan from elst.co.uk (Emergency Life Support Team) has written to us with news of their next  Wilderness First Aid course.

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Wilderness First Aid Course | 19th Nov, 2011

Thanks to Mike and Tracy who report on a really worthwhile emergency first aid course they have just been on.  Something that everyone doing potentially dangerous things in the woods really ought to consider.

I’m reliably informed that no limbs or body parts where actually removed from any of the participants!

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Forestry First Aid | 24th Mar, 2008

Forestry First Aid Course – 1 day Appointed Person
Wednesday 18th June, 9am-5.00pm, £62.50
at the Woodland Enterprise Centre, Flimwell

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Newsletter December 2017 | 04th Dec, 2017

December newsletter

The festive season has arrived again and we wish all our members a very Merry Christmas.

Take a few moments to read the latest news from SWOG, including

  • New woodland creation and PAWS restoration grants for the Midlands
  • Special offers on books for Christmas
  • Discounted workshops and courses around the coutnry
  • First aid tips from Land Based First Aid.

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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News & Events | 22nd Jan, 2008

Training courses offered at Woodnet in Flimwell, East Sussex. They are currently offering

Foresty First Aid- 5th April

Discovering Hidden Archaeology in Woodlands – 19th April

Contact Tracy for more information ([email protected])

Plumpton College (Netherfield Centre) also offer all kinds of interesting training for example Charcoal making and Hedgelaying.

Mosses in Nottinghamshire | 14th Feb, 2019

An Introduction to Mosses and Liverworts Notts Wildlife Trust
Saturday 23rd February at Rushcliffe Country Park Classroom, 11am-4pm.
Followed by two field sessions, the first of which is on 2 March Read more …

Alert over caterpillar pest in London and Berkshire -FC press release | 30th Apr, 2013

The larvae, or caterpillars, of Oak processionary moth

29 APRIL 2013           FC NEWS RELEASE No: 15922
Alert over caterpillar pest in London and Berkshire
People in parts of London and Berkshire are being reminded by the Forestry Commission, Public Health England and local authorities not to touch caterpillars of the oak processionary moth, which are beginning to emerge in oak trees in these locations.

They are also advised to keep children, pets and livestock away from the caterpillars and their nests, and to report any sightings.

The affected areas are several boroughs in West and South-West London, Bromley and Croydon in South London, and Pangbourne in West Berkshire.

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Survey reveals ash disease in six more counties | 09th Nov, 2012

Here is the latest press release from th Forestry Commission concerning the spread of Chalara. There’s a link to a useful map toward the bottom of the piece and a video which gives good examples of how to identify the disease from both the leaf and the stem. Read more …

Efforts stepped up to tackle disease of ash trees | 25th Oct, 2012

We have received a further update from the Forestry Commission concerning the worrying outbreak of Charala.

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Seeds of change could be secret weapon in battle for our woodlands | 16th Oct, 2012

Contractor John Sweeney stretches to reach a cone from a Macedonian Pine tree.

It seems that every week we hear of new diseases threatening our trees.  Here’s some news from the Forestry Commission, of a more resistant pine which could provide some respite in the battle.

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Bulworthy Project – SWOG meeting | 17th Aug, 2012

Many thanks go to Pete and Anna of the Bulworthy Project in Devon for extending such a warm welcome to SWOG members by hosting  a meeting at Henson’s wood .   Pete and Anna have set up a charcoal making business and were kind enough to show us their method and explain the theory and nuances of the process.

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SWOG Meeting at Clan Wood – report | 24th Apr, 2012

Many thanks to Howard and Shirley who have sent us a nice write up and photos of their recent meeting at Clan Wood.  Look out for this article and more pictures in ‘Living Woods’ magazine.

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Asian Longhorned Beetle | 11th Apr, 2012

ASIAN LONGHORNED BEETLE

It’s very short notice, but Bruce Rothnie Plant Health Team Manager at the  Forestry Commission has sent us this open invite regarding the Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation in Kent.

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