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Woodland care - RFS one day training course (Northern Ireland)

The Royal Forestry Society

Friday, 29 May 2020 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Woodland care - RFS one day training course (Northern...

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Friday 29 May 2020



Malcolm Beatty OBE, FICFor



Tollymore Forest Park, Newcastle,  Bryansford Road, Newcastle, Northern Ireland BT33 0PR


Course aim and outline:

The one day course aims to equip woodland owners with the following:

  • Knowledge to identify essential work needed to protect their early investment and meet the owner's objectives for a mature wood. 
  • Managing risks to an early stage woodland and identifying early management interventions required post woodland establishment grant.
  • Focus on the long term goals for a woodland - are we on track or do we need to change course?
  • Focus on inspection, monitoring & access - identifying what needs to be done, record keeping.
  • Focus on safe working in a small woodland - how to do it, actions a woodland owner might take themselves, and when to call in competent help.
  • It will not provide instruction on the use of powered tools, but will provide advice where to access further training.


10.00am to 4.00pm


£15 for RFS members / £20 for non RFS members.  Free parking.



  • Refreshments and lunch are NOT included so please bring a drinks and packed lunch. 
  • Wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear clean of forest debris and mud, and bring waterproofs.


About the location: 

Tollymore Forest Park is the location of the training event, with kind permission of the Northern Ireland Forest Service. Tollymore was bought in stages by the Ministry from the 1930’s onwards, contains a wide range of mature trees, and became the first state forest park in Northern Ireland in 1955. It also has one of the oldest arboreta in Ireland (1752) and a unique collection of mature forest trees in half-acre plots. We will be using material from these in the course of the day. It is located at Bryansford, near the town of Newcastle in the Mourne and SlieveCroob Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  


About the tutor: 

Malcolm is recently retired head of the Northern Ireland Forest Service, a position he held for 15 years. Malcolm is not only an authority on all forestry matters in Northern Ireland, he has also been a tireless advocate for forestry and a highly respected and well-regarded members of the UK forestry community. Malcolm was awarded an OBE for services to the environment in the 2019 New Year’s honours.


Special offer!

Any non RFS members attending this course will receive a £15.00 discount from their first year's membership if tbey join up after booking their course ticket!  For more information about the benefits of RFS membership, please visit  To join at the discounted rate just call RFS HQ on (01295) 678588.



Places are limited to a maximum of 15 delegates so please book early to avoid disappointment!

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Tollymore Forest Park
Bryansford Road
BT33 0PR Ulster
United Kingdom

Friday, 29 May 2020 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

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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.

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