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Woodland Management

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Edinburgh

The Conservation Volunteers

The Granary, 44 Mortonhall Gate

Edinburgh

EH16 6TJ

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Woodlands come in many shapes & sizes and it's not always easy to know how to manage them to get the best out of them. Also which ones to tackle first with the highest priority. Donald McPhillimy has worked with thousands of different woodlands in Scotland. He will share his knowledge of how best to go about managing woodlands with an emphasis on the early years from establishment to around 30 years old. He will discuss the theory and practice of woodland management in the morning before leading a guided walk in the woods at Plean Country Park in the afternoon. There may also be an opportunity to do some hands on pruning and thinning.

Experience Level - No experience required.

Instructor’s DetailsDonald McPhillimy - I started my forestry career building log cabins on the west coast of Argyll and have since then worked for a forestry estate, New Zealand Forest Service, Scottish Woodlands, New Caledonian Woodlands and mainly for myself. I like all kinds of forests & woods even Sitka spruce plantations. I especially like pruning, coppicing, making campfires and cooking sausages.

What to bring with you – Packed lunch, warm outdoor clothing and good boots. A small notebook. Working gloves.

Course Schedule

10.00 Arrive at Mortonhall, tea/ coffee, introductions, outline of the course

10.30 Participatory talk with slides about how to look after woods

1.00 Lunch

1.30 Visit to nearby woods to brash, prune and (possibly) thin young trees

3.30 Return to training rooms for questions & evaluation

4.00 Finish

Theory will take place in the TCV training centre at Mortonhall. The practical will take place in a young Millennium woodland nearby.

All timings are approximate. We reserve the right to alter, amend or cancel any part of the above programme.


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