News & Events
Forest research Survey | 01st May, 2013
Laura Henderson from Forest Research at Alice Holt has sent a request for woodland owners and manager to comoplete a quick survey evaluation the conversion of non native conifer to native species. No more than 5 mins so no hardship! The link is below, thanks.
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.
Native Hands – workshops | 08th Apr, 2013
Ruby from ‘Native Hands’ has sent us news of workshops and courses which are coming up
April Newsletter | 01st Apr, 2013
SWOG Meeting – Pluckley, 11 May | 30th Mar, 2013
SWOG member Alex Bienfait has arranged a demonstration of a Micro Arb Truc with a selection of handling attachments. SWOG members are invited to attend this demonstration and to explore Alex’s extensive wood, a mixture of Victorian plantation and semi-ancient woodland on Wealden clay. This is a free event and a great chance to take a close look at some useful log-moving machinery.
Woodfuel Woodland Improvement Grant | 27th Mar, 2013
Here is the latest News Release from the Forestry Commission, including a handy link to the ’10 easy steps to apply for a Woodfuel WIG’ available from Ngage who administer the grant.
Harcourt Woodland Barn – Timber Framing Course | 23rd Mar, 2013
Barbara Czoch from the Carpenters Fellowship has sent us news of an exciting timber framing course taking place at Harcourt Arboretum
International Day of Forests 2013 | 18th Mar, 2013
The United Nations has proclaimed that the International Day of Forests will be observed every year on 21 March, in an effort to raise awareness of the critical importance of trees and forests to every area of human life.
SWOG would like to see your pictures of new plantings in your woods. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Better still, get out and plant a tree on 21 March!
The Royal Highland Show | 15th Mar, 2013
Hazel Frame Basket Making Course | 11th Mar, 2013
Sue and Pete Ball will be holding a three day course at their home in West Sussex to teach those with some previous basket making experience how to make a traditional Hazel frame basket; experience of knife work is essential. Places on this course are usually limited.
The LlyG Gathering 2013 | 24th Feb, 2013
BTO Woodcock Survey 2013 | 22nd Feb, 2013
The British Trust for Ornithology have sent a request to member in Sussex to take part in a woodcock survey. This is an on-line survey – surveyors will be able to select their sites and enter data once the on-line systems are available from 28th