Summary: Discover how to make your woodland work for you
Woodland owners can’t afford to miss ‘Making your woodland work for you’, a one-day event for those who wish to understand more about this valuable asset.
The event, a joint initiative between Cranborne Chase AONB and North Wessex Downs AONB, takes place at Dinton Village Hall on 3 May from 9.30am, with expert speakers including Nick Hoare, owner of Stourhead (Western) Estate, and Steve Russell, forestry management consultant. Topics covered will allow delegates to discover ways to keep their woodland healthy, improve the quality of habitats for woodland wildlife, make the most of tax incentives and generate income from the sale of timber and woodland products.
Additionally, there will be a choice of workshop sessions, during which attendees can explore the challenges of woodland management. An afternoon site visit to Teffont Estate will enable delegates to witness the impact and benefits of ongoing woodland management for themselves.
“There are many challenges to managing small ancient or coppice woodlands and it is a shame to see so many areas of woodland that are not being managed,” said Meg Chambers, woodland advisor to the North Wessex downs AONB.
Tickets cost £10. For more information and to book your place, contact the North Wessex downs AONB firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 01488 685440.