Course Tutor: Professor Julian Evans OBE FICFor
An introductory course for those new to or unfamiliar with owning or caring for woodland. The first lecture explores the topics of what’s involved, how much time it takes, the many ways one can enjoy a wood, questions of access, and the basics of silviculture.
The second lecture examines boundaries and other legal responsibilities, insurance questions, researching woodland history, elements of planning and some management essentials.
A special feature will be an afternoon visit to Hockeridge wood with 6 stops looking in details at point introduced in the lectures.
Course Learning Objectives:
- Appreciate the many different ways woodland can be enjoyed
- Learn enough about woodland management to know the basics and where to get further advice
- Understand the elements of silviculture at an introductory level
When & Where
The Royal Forestry Society
Founded in 1882, the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is one of the largest and longest established educational charities dedicated to inspiring passion and excellence in woodland managment.