Wildlearning - Woodland Management May 5
05 May 2018, 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.
a packed lunch
notepad and pen
a camera and binoculars if you wish
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