Feb 04 Courses for woodland owners
Many of our SWOG members have been on excellent courses and sent us feedback. We are collating the information, so that we can recommend them to others. Here is a list so far, in no particular order. (mostly because we can’t decide how to order them!) Be great to hear from more of you about courses you have enjoyed.
Please note, new dates for the same courses may not always be listed on the individual website. Our links show you the generic courses page from the training provider.
Looking for chainsaw or wood fuel courses up North? Cumbria woodlands has sent us a list of courses.
Open this link to see their courses:
Introduction to small woodland management. Cost £150.
Review: ” Complete novices might find this a challenging course….. useful information on how to fill in Woodland Grant Schemes. Good value for money”
OCN Sustainable woodland management, Level 3.
Hampshire, The Sustainability centre.
Review: “Good facilities, tutor was Ben Law, very knowledgeable and experienced. Very good value for money and recommended to others. Practical and theory good. “
Introduction to woodland management
Plumpton College at Flimwell, E Sussex
Review: ” Well run… led by a professional forester. Covered management plans, protected species, products, adding value, paperwork, deer fencing, coppicing, biodiversity and laws. Good to meet other like minded people. Good value for money. “
Coppice products, generating income.
Plumpton College at Flimwell, E Sussex
Review: “beautiful woodland surroundings in a timber building. Tutor was a professional forester. Looks at value of products and how to make money from your woodland. Includes fencing, hurdles etc. Good value for money and would recommend to others.”
Chainsaw courses are essential for those who wish to use them. The courses that cover maintenance and cross cutting are not sufficient if you wish to fell trees. Please also invest in all the necessary safety gear!
Newton Abbot, Dash Training.
Review: “Good value for money and would recommend to others. Covers H and S issues, routine maintenance and basic cross cutting.”
Chainsaw CS30 and NPTC assessment.
Review: ” Very well run, with plenty of 1 to 1 and group tuition. Tutor very knowledgeable and approachable, good facilities. Good value for money and would recommend to others”.
Chainsaw course, LANTRA
Lark valley training. Suffolk
Review: “Good, experienced instructor, facilities basic but sufficient. Would recommend to others”
Chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting, East of England!
Review: ” a very relaxed course with good content from an experienced and patient instructor. Good value for money and a must for novices”
Chainsaw NPTC unit 30 and 31, Midhurst, West Sussex
Review: “professionally run, good facilities, plenty of tree felling, clear and encouraging teaching and good value for money.”
Chainsaw CS 30, Ipswich
Cross cutting and maintenance.
Review: “excellent course”
Roundwood timber framing, Lodsworth, West Sussex. 4 Days
Review: “Run by Ben law, an intensive, hand on course. Suitable for those with practical skills. Very good value for money and would recommend to others.”
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Trees and woodland in the British Landscape. FSC Flatford Mill.
Review “ Speaker was Oliver Rackham, full of knowledge and provided answers to any questions. Covered woodland ecology, trees, soil, coppicing, history. Would recommend this course to others.”
Introduction to social forestry.
Greenwood centre, Coalbrookdale.
Review: “Well organised, good facilities, good tutors and food. Learned how to run a social forestry project, health and safety, legal issues, tools and maintenance, natural environment and well being. Good value for money and would recommend to others.”
Variety of craft courses,woodland management and coppicing by Alan Sage, Kent
A number of people have been on Alan’s courses and he has had great reviews. Excellent value for money.