Wildlearning - Woodland Management May 2 FULL

02 May 2020, 10:00 - 16:00 ( Add to calendar )

Under the expert guidance of Giles Cawston, Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Woodlands Warden, you will discover how to implement some of the most valuable methods of woodland management.

In the splendour of Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Bradfield Woods and its Green Oak Centre, learn how the annual coppicing cycle can maintain the biological richness of woods, benefitting spring flowers, fungi, dormice and other wildlife. You will receive practical advice on how to divide woodland into compartments or ‘coupes’ that can be cut in rotation to optimise performance; identify which trees respond best to coppicing and when; and assess which areas to leave to grow naturally. 

The course will cover creating rides and glades and protecting trees from deer, as well as techniques for managing non-living wood and thinning. Guidance will be given on management for the future, looking at pest control and diseases, such as ash dieback. 

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available and are included in the price. 

Please bring: 

a packed lunch
stout footwear
weather-appropriate clothing
notepad and pen 
a camera and binoculars if you wish

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If you are unable to attend for any reason, please let us know by calling 01473 890 089. Please note that your booking is non-refundable and non-transferable. You can find our full Terms & Conditions via this link:  https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/wildlearninginfo

If you’d like to purchase a Voucher for future courses for yourself or as a gift, you can do so via our online shop at www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org.

We hope you have a very enjoyable day,

Kind regards


Ms Claire Rowan
Adult Course Co-ordinator
01473 890 089

Registration Type

Name Price Quantity

Adult Wildlearning place

Price £30.00 Quantity None Available