Category: SWOG Events

  • Tree Health Webinar

    In our July webinar, Elliot Carpenter from the Forestry Commission talked about tree health and managing pests & diseases in woodlands. His informative slides are available below (click to expand) and the webinar can be watched here. Ips typographus Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) Phytophthora ramorum Ash Dieback Further information

  • Online Tea & Talk

    To coincide with this year’s World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10th October, we’ve decided to stop and have a hot drink and a natter. Join us at 11 am for a virtual event where small woodland owners like yourself can come together to connect with fellow SWOG members and expand your knowledge about woodland…

  • RSPB – SWOG Meeting 2022

    Update May 2022 We are rerunning this meeting as there were a lot of people who weren’t able to make it last your due to the pandemic, I was one of them!  If you were too and would like to attend, please let me know. It will be taking place on the morning of July…

  • RSPB Meeting

  • SWOG Online Talks

    The birds and the bees We hope to be able to arrange woodland meetings later in the year, but have recently hosted two very successful online presentations that are available on YouTube.

  • SWOG day at Sylva

    SWOG members are invited to an exclusive day of activities at the Sylva Wood Centre, including a workshop in online mapping and a tour of the centre.

  • SWOG meeting, National Forest

    11 May 2019  11am–3pm We are delighted that Daniel Small, Woodland Management Officer in the National Forest, is going to lead a SWOG meeting in the National Forest.

  • Mosses in Nottinghamshire

    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

  • RFS Winter Courses

    Back by popular demand! The Royal Forestry Society has unveiled its 2019 training courses, with the tricky topic of Winter Tree ID kicking off the season on 22 February.

  • Managing pests and diseases – a chance to feed your views into policy

    Forest Research are working to provide Defra with evidence from different kinds of woodland owners and managers, including owners of small woodlands, about how they are/are not dealing with recent outbreaks of tree pests and diseases, such as ash dieback, and how they might be planning to deal with the threat of potential future outbreaks.…

  • Butterflies at Flatropers

    The White Admirals were out in force in the glorious July weather, when Alice Parfitt, Reserves Manager of the Sussex Wildlife Trust guided a group of SWOG members round Flatropers Wood Nature Reserve. She described the work that Sussex Wildlife  has carried out to encourage butterflies and birds in the woodland. Flatropers is managed by…

  • Birds and butterflies in Flatropers Wood

    Flatropers Wood, Rye, Sussex  14 July 10.30am-1.30pm A guided walk with Alice Parfitt of the Sussex Wildlife Trust through Flatropers Wood, 37 hectares of mixed woodland, rides and paths. Refreshments will be available next door in the wood of SWOG members Dominic and Wendy Eldred-Earl. Alice will discuss the successful management of Flatropers for butterflies and birds and…