Woodland Events in the South West

A couple of events our south west readers may like to know about. 

North Hill stages its annual Woodland Craft and Beanpole Fayre in a few days time, on  Saturday May 17th.  details on the poster below.  Simon has been befiore and it promises a good day out.

Beanpole Day

Also a group of local landowners and small contractors are testing the water for interest in setting up a Cornish Coppice Group, whichwould be affiliated to the National Coppice Federation  Potential benefits include:

  • Cheaper public liability and employers insurance
  • Networking, better communications, isolation limitation, problem solving
  • Set standards for all aspects of woodsmanship,
  • A directory of skills/equipment for hire/exchange
  • Inclusion to the yearly National Coppice Conference (which is in Dorset this year)
  • A group website offering: courses list, directory of members useful contacts such as mobile mills etc., and free ads
  • Support for workers accessing woods to work, or members wanting to share woods/labour
  • Apprentice/trainee sharing.

The initial co-ordination and seeking out interest is being undertaken by Tom Kemp, please e-mail him at woodsforthetrees@gmail.com if you would like further information.

 

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