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Wednesday, 02 January 2019
Royal Forestry Society training courses for 2019 announced


The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) has announced its programme of training courses, designed for new and novice woodland owners as well as those keen to develop their knowledge and skills, for the year ahead.

RFS members are entitled to discounted ticket prices and all attendees receive a certificate of attendance following completion of the course.

Course listing:

Winter tree identification – Hockeridge & Pancake Woods and Ashley Green Old School, Buckinghamshire, Friday 22 February
Tutor – John Morris. £75.00 RFS members / £85.00 non-members.

Digital forest management planning using MyForest – Shuttleworth College nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, Friday 15 March
Tutor – Paul Orsi. £85.00 RFS members / £100.00 non-members.

Tree health: pests & diseases – Hockeridge & Pancake Woods and Ashley Green Old School, Buckinghamshire, Friday 12 April
Tutor – Adam Sharman. £65.00 RFS members / £75.00 non-members.

Grading & measuring timber – Whitney Sawmill, Old Station Yard, Hereford, Herefordshire, Friday 10 May
Tutor – Gavin Munro. £75.00 RFS members / £85.00 non-members.

Essential guide to caring for your wood – St Mary's Hall, Overton, and Northdown Plantation, Hampshire, Wednesday 12 June
Tutor – Professor Julian Evans OBE FICFor. £60.00 RFS members / £70.00 non-members.

An introduction to soil identification for foresters – Alice Holt, Farnham, Surrey, Thursday 27 June
Tutor – Andy Moffat. £125.00 RFS members / £150.00 non-members.

Essentials for measuring your trees and woods (mensuration) – Askham Village Hall and Lowther Estate, Penrith, Cumbria, Friday 13 September
Tutor – Mike Jones. £70.00 RFS members / £80.00 non-members.

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