Good Woods community woodland workshops – 9th & 23rd November

posted on October 29, 2013

Two practical workshops on woodland management planning and community engagement are being held for people involved in community-owned and managed woodlands.

As part of the Good Woods project, the two workshops are aimed at supporting community woodland groups to undertake effective management of their woodlands. The workshops are free to attend: see booking details below.

Event details

What's in a woodland - demonstration sessions will be run to help community woodland groups identify and measure trees in their woods.

What’s in a woodland – demonstration sessions will be run to help community woodland groups identify and measure trees in their woods.

Community woodland groups play an important role in the ongoing stewardship of Britain’s woodlands. However, groups can struggle to find the right support to help achieve their aims.

This event will provide you with information and free resources to enable you to:

  • Develop your own woodland management plan
  • Access grants and support for woodland management
  • Identify local woodland contractors to work in your woodland
  • Engage with local stakeholders and the wider community
  • Understand the range of pests and diseases that currently threaten UK woodlands and best practice guidance on dealing with them

Speakers and topics confirmed so far include:

  • Forestry Commission- update on funding and pests and diseases
  • Sylva Foundation – resources to help begin the management process and develop your management plan
  • Lantern UK – introduction to the Good woods project and the community engagement toolkit

A practical woodland inventory demonstration session will take place in a woodland local to the venue in the afternoon.

Woodland management professionals will be on hand to advise you on aspects of management such as surveying and managing your woodlands for a range of benefits.

The day will include an introduction to the Community Engagement Toolkit.  This toolkit has been designed to help you to engage with your local community and other stakeholders that you may need to communicate with as part of your woodland work and in the process of developing a UK Forestry Standard management plan.

Dates & venues

The workshop will be held in two locations:

  • East Horsley Village Hall, Surrey on Saturday 9th November 2013, 9.30am – 3.30pm
  • Marston Vale Forest Centre, Bedfordshire on Saturday 23rd November 2013, 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided at both events.


Register for your free place at one of these events by emailing:

Please state your preferred date and venue and provide details of any special dietary requirements when you book.

Please pass this invitation on to anyone you think may be interested in attending.

Best wishes,

The Good Woods team


Good Woods - for people, for nature

Visit the Good Woods web page

The Good Woods project is a novel project aiming to breathe new life into UK woodlands. The project—a joint initiative between DIY giant B&Q, sustainability charity BioRegional and forestry charity The Sylva Foundation—will revive woodlands to provide environmental, social and economic benefits. For more information contact Amy Hammond:

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