This is a four day course with Ben Law which immerses you in techniques and management practices to sustainably steward a woodland. It is suitable for those planning to mange a woodland whether as a new vocation or for professionals within the field. Ben draws on over 25 years of woodland management experience and set within 100 acres of woodland in the South Downs National Park, practical examples are abundant.
The course covers
- Principles of Woodland Sustainability
- Woodland types, structure and management techniques
- Timber production, measuring and processing
- Adding value
- Biodiversity and conservation management
- Woodland assessment
- Management plans (with option of post course project)
- Woodland law
- Planning law and woodlands
- Woodland grants
- Social forestry
- Practical activities
What to bring
Please bring sensible footwear and clothes for a visit to a working woodland.
You will need a packed lunch but tea and coffee will be provided.
A notebook or clipboard and paper and a pen will be useful.
This course is unsuitable for children under 16 years of age. No dogs are allowed on Prickly Nut Wood courses.
Please ENSURE your footwear has been washed before arriving at Prickly Nut Wood, this is for bio-security measures to contain the spread of tree diseases.